glibc-2.10.1 make check fails

Bryan Kadzban bryan at
Sun May 24 22:51:22 PDT 2009

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> --enable-kernel=VERSION compile for compatibility with kernel not older than

Yes: abort any program at startup if the current kernel version is less
than VERSION, and also remove any workarounds included in the glibc
sources for kernels older than VERSION (if any).

> but I found
> which says:  The minimum kernel version required for glibc was bumped from 
> 2.6.16 to 2.6.18

That's an Arch decision (made by their maintainer), not something that
applies to glibc itself.  :-)  See:

for the actual change in their PKGBUILD script.  (The section labeled
"line 62".)

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