[summary]: Building Kernel

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Wed May 19 10:41:33 PDT 2004

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 08:55:41AM +0200, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> Chris Lingard said the following on 19-05-2004 02:09:
> >Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> >
> >>http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/index.php?pagename=BuildingHostKernel
> >
> >
> >First live post from my 2.6/nptl/gcc-3.4/udev/hotplug system  :-)
> Congrats :-)
> >The kernel requirements are wrong; it just needs a 2.6 kernel to
> >build glibc with nptl.  nptl is a glibc feature and depends on
> >gcc and binutils
> OK, I adjusted the Wikipage. So the gcc & binutils version on the host 
> has to be sufficient for building the 2.6 kernel & the /tools chroot 
> environment. Is there a minimum version which we can recommend for these?
> >Should we mention bad hosts, (currently Gentoo and RockLinux to my
> >knowledge); there must be others.
> I think it's good information to have available in eg. the Wiki or the 
> FAQ, but perhaps it's not really suited for in the book. We don't want 
> distro-bashing in the book, right?
> BTW what is "bad" about those hosts? And are these problems fixable? If 
> so, it might be better to refer to a Wikipage or a hint.

Knoppix (the 2.6 distribution of knoppix) has the kernel compiled with gcc-2.
This causes the NPTL testsuites to segfault, but the build will still proceed
and work.

Rock I've never used, so I can't speak for that, but possibly the same problem.

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