problems making make

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at
Sat Oct 21 10:50:20 PDT 2000

First, I want to suggest adding a warning in the paragraph about compiling 
glibc that some features might be disabled if certain requirements are not 
met even if the library compiles without errors. Otherwise people might 
overlook the messages output by configure. On my SuSe 5.3 I had an old 
version of gettext (or was it missing? I don't remember.) and configure 
said that some features would be disabled. Of course that problem was 
easily solved by installing gettext. 
However now I have a problem that I can't figure out.
I ran into some problems building "make".

gcc  -g -O2 -static -o make  ar.o arscan.o commands.o dir.o expand.o 
file.o function.o getopt.o implicit.o job.o main.o misc.o read.o remake.o 
rule.o signame.o variable.o vpath.o default.o remote-stub.o version.o 
getopt1.o getloadavg.o  glob/libglob.a 
/usr/lib/libc.a(environ.o)(.data+0x0): multiple definition of `__environ'
/usr/lib/crt1.o(.data+0x0): first defined here
/usr/i486-linux/bin/ld: warning: cannot find entry symbol _start; 
defaulting to 08048090
make[2]: *** [make] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/large_tmp/benkmann/LFS/extern/make/make-
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/large_tmp/benkmann/LFS/extern/make/make-
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

Does anyone have a clue? 
Thanks for your help.

BTW, I got the "cannot find entry symbol __start" warning when compiling 
other packages, too. They seem to work though (i.e. "make check" reports 
no failures). Is that warning normal? 


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