Better dietlibc in Hardy

Luca Falavigna dktrkranz at
Wed Nov 21 08:33:56 GMT 2007

Hi all,

after reading Klaus Trainer's email in ubuntu-motu mailing list [1], I 
started to look at the bug [2] given. I realized this was not due to 
util-vserver but to dietlibc instead.

dietlibc is compiled without stack protector (-fno-stack-protector flag 
and WANT_SSP option disabled in source code) and this leads to weird 
behaviours in packages compiled with dietlibc support, see [3] and [4] 
for concrete examples, but I think many packages are affected.

I prepared a spec [5] which tries to focus the issue and to provide a 
candidate solution for review. I also uploaded involved packages [6] on 
my PPA [7] for testing purposes.

If feedbacks are positive, I would like to upload a fixed version of 
dietlibc and, once it will be built on all architectures, manage 
rebuilds of the packages which build-depend on it.

Please, let me know your opinion about the issue.

[3] https:://
[4] https:://

Thank you and regards,

Luca Falavigna

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