[lsb-discuss] lsb-appchk: libc/libpthread symbol confusion, and incorrect report of missing libc.so.6 from Debian

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Tue Jan 8 00:11:52 UTC 2013

I've not included the original message to just make two observations,
hopefully others will  have time to make more additional replies:

1.  LSB had a difficulty with the set of symbols that appeared
in both libc and libpthread, but with different versions (which I
believe only applied to some processor architectures, to make
life more interesting).  LSB could only deal with a symbol in one
place, originally.  Adaptations to the database and tools have
eventually eliminated that problem, but it hasn't been retrofitted
back to the earliest target versions.  There's some history in the
bugzilla on this, which I'm too busy (or maybe more accurately,
"lazy") to search for to add here.  Seems the app checker
has picked up details of the change, since it's suggesting the
problem is mitigated in later versions of LSB.

2.  There was a recent bug in the "community data" (which
includes the scans of information about distributions) which
caused distros that had been scanned recently to see no
actual data.  The unfortunate result of this is reports have
gone from not knowing about a particular distro to thinking
everything is unsupported in that distro.  That bug has been
fixed and should be reflected in the on-line browser
(http://linuxbase.org/navigator) but for performance reasons,
the app checker has a snapshot of the data and to my
knowledge, the app checker has not been released since
the bug fix.

Sounds to me like you're hitting both problems... sorry about that.
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