Glibc-2.3.1 install typo?

J_Man jeremy at
Thu Jan 2 12:45:02 PST 2003

Cameron Thorne wrote:
> Also.. I am unsure if the cross-compiling thing is correct or not?
> Greg mentioned in an post a while back that the first glibc install 
> should have echo "cross-compiling = yes" > configparms and the second 
> should have echo "cross-compiling = no" > configparms.
> But the first install in the CVS says *no*, and the second is blank 
> (which is fine because it should automatically detect that we are not 
> cross-compiling the second time).  Which *should* it be?
> -- Cameron
The book is correct as it is written.  Background on the problem:

Glibc's configure tries to build a test program to see if the system is 
cross-compiling or not.  But, because glibc is not yet installed, the 
system can't compile the test, so it defaults to a cross-compiler, 
meaning certain things (like the time-zone info) is not installed.  By
over-riding the cross-compile dirctive, we ensure the zone info gets 

The second time, it will properly detect that we're not cross-compiling,
so we can leave this alone.

Hope this helps!


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