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

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Wed May 14 02:54:55 PDT 2003

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 06:25:50PM +0100, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Wasn't there something under the PITA (Pure Iterative Test Analysis?)

PITA ? I can think of another meaning for that acronym that is rather apt

> 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 :)

No. The mmap test breaks if /etc/ file is < 1 memory page in
size. Nothing to do with /etc/

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