omission in book for ch5 glibc build [ was Re: Bug, error and/or question? ]

Matthew Burgess ca9mbu at
Tue May 13 10:25:50 PDT 2003

On Tue, 13 May 2003 17:16:52 +0000 (UTC)
gerard at (Gerard Beekmans) wrote:

> On May 13, 2003 09:34 am, Ryan Oliver wrote:
> > To avoid a minor error during make install of glibc we need to
> > supply a/stage1/etc/ file so ldconfig doesn't complain.
> > Just a matter of
> > touch /stage1/etc/
> Actually as far as I've been able to determine it's not an error, just
> a warning that can be ignored. "make" should not abort with "Error 1"
> or someting like that. The file still gets built and, when
> I tested it, has all the proper things in it.
> Glibc-2.3.1 however requires that file and will abort with
> a fatal error. 2.3.2 is nicer about it.
> We can add a note to the book about this of course, or re-add the
> touch. Re-adding that touch command is probably the cleaner way to go.
> Just wanted to let you guys know you'll be ok if you don't.

Wasn't there something under the PITA (Pure Iterative Test Analysis?)
thread about the glibc libs/binaries not matching if the /etc/
file was missing, or was it a configure test that b0rked due to mmap
stuff breaking?  Oh I dunno, can't remember exactly now but it rings a
bell anyway.  Maybe Ryan or Greg can help me out here...please :)
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