glibc make check error

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Thu Jun 17 15:18:01 PDT 2004

Bruce Dubbs said:
> Archaic wrote:
>>glibc make check will bail if there is no GID 100?
>>Here's a fix:
>>I haven't fully looked into this, yet, but it would seem that gid 100
>>isn't special and that glibc is reading the stats of the current user.
>>100 is what many systems put the user lfs in by default since we don't
>>set lfs to a group (redhat uses 1000, IIRC, so I'd be interested in
>>seeing if glibc-build/grp/testgrp.out shows the correct gid or if it
>>forces 100. Either way, I figure a groupadd command will have to be
>>included so that lfs is a member of a proper group (again, still have to
>>see if we must force a gid of 100).
>>I'm still testing, and will get back to it when I've found out more.
> During a standard build of CVS, my testgrp.out shows:
> My login name is root.
> My uid is 0.
> My home directory is /root.
> My default shell is /bin/bash.
> My default group is root (0).
> The members of this group are:

That would be on a chapter 6 build.  In chapter 5, we build as LFS, which
with the current book instructions, would *PROBABLY* get assigned GID 100,
which may or may not exist.  It of course, depends on the host system and
how their useradd command works.


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