Stability problems.

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Sat Mar 25 16:15:58 UTC 2006

Jhair Tocancipa Triana wrote:
> You can check the /var/log/dpkg.log files to find out the history of
> your updates.

Thanks. I just checked, and besides libc, the only change I notice is a 
libcairo upgrade. What is Cairo for? I think it's a vector graphics 
library. Would you expect Firefox, gFTP and Gaim to use Cairo? Is there 
a way to find out if any of these programs use that library?

> This week the C library (libc6 package) was upgraded. This package is
> shared by virtually all programs on your system. I really doubt your
> problems have to do with that update though.

I doubt that too, because all the command-line programs seem fine. As 
well as the operating system itself. I've investigated a bit more and 
there is something else that changed this week. I changed a site to a 
different web host, and it's that new web host that makes gFTP crash. A 
friend suggested that I change the "passive mode" setting, and that 
removed the crash.

And now that I think aobut it, Gaim only crashed once. So... it is 
conceviable that this is actually a fluke. That the one time Gaim 
crashed coincided with my discovering a gFTP bug while at the same time 
finding a few sites that make Firefox crash, and all after doing an 
apt-get update. Ok, this seems unlikely, but it seems a little less 
unlikely after finding that the gFTP bug might have been there all along 
and only was discovered with the new web host.

I'd like to investigate the Cairo option though (I don't know what else 
to try).

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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