New glibc sections
bdubbs at swbell.net
Mon Jan 6 17:33:17 PST 2003
Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>On January 6, 2003 12:07 am, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>The user is directed to to compile glibc twice, even if starting form a
>>glibc 2.3.x or higher system in order to get the linux threads man
>>pages. Perhaps this could be improved. As the linux distros improve,
>The same old problem remains: you need perl installed.
>But on a side note, even if you started from a Glibc-2.3.x system already,
>it's still technically sound to install Glibc a second time. The libnss issue
>isn't the only reason for reinstalling. Glibc mis-detects a number of things
>that are most likely not an issue, but we're not 100% sure of that either.
>Ie: it mis-detecting the size of a long double (it was a long double right)
>and some other things like ELF code gets compiled differently (all because
>Glibc hasn't been installed yet when we install Glibc the first time).
OK. I understand. Should this explaination be added?
>>The builder is not reminded to remove and re-extract the glibc sources
>>in the second build. Perhaps that's not necessary and only the
>>glibc-build needs to be cleared. In any case, I believe adding the rm
>>instructions, at least in textual form, will avoid many lfs support
>We assume that don't we. Whenever you finished installing a package, you
>remove the source trees. The second Glibc installation is no exception there.
I agree that we do assume it. However it is the only package that we
currently install twice in Chapter 6. I believe some people will think
that its OK to not remove and reextract because its different. A
sentence here will clear up the issue and erase all doubt.
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