[svlug] libc questions
dave at loki.sbay.org
Sun Nov 22 14:30:34 PST 1998
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998, Michael K Vance wrote:
> > First of all, it looks like you might be building it wrong.
> I'm doing everything there except building from the different directory. I'll
> try that.
I found that using the seperate build directory has to be done in order to
build newer versions of glibc (i.e 2.1 alpha versions, such as the one you
are trying to compile). To tell you the truth, it's very conveinent to do
so. It makes building for other archs clean, and rebuild are easy too
(just rm -rf builddir;mkdir buildir). The basic root of the problem is
that the build setup assumes that you are building in some directory
*other* than the source directory. Oh well. It's not fatal.
> Actually, this isn't necessarily true. The newest Netscape v4.5 is available
> in glibc versions:
the version of netscape that was installed with Red Hat Linux 5.2 is version 4.07.
[root at main /root]# rpm -e libc
removing these packages would break dependencies:
libc.so.5 is needed by netscape-common-4.07-1
libm.so.5 is needed by netscape-common-4.07-1
Maybe I should upgrade to netscape version 4.5. Out with the old! In with
the new! I want a distro with linux 2.2, glibc 2.1, and xfree86 4.0 for
christmas please! ;-)
> > Why are you trying to install the glibc 2.1 alpha releases? Do you need
> > some feature that only they have? If you don't need them, it it highly
> > recommeneded that you live with glibc 2.0.
> Examining POSIX issues in the kernel to help some debugging for 2.1.X for HJ
> Lu and Linus.
> I've also been interested in getting glibc to build. Nothing says I have to
> install it, eh? =)
Sounds good. Although not installing it will make testing things "interesting." ;-)
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