glibc-2.10.1 make check fails

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue May 26 06:36:25 PDT 2009


On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Bryan Kadzban
<bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net> wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> --enable-kernel=VERSION compile for compatibility with kernel not older than
>>    VERSION
>
> 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 http://www.mail-archive.com/arch-dev-public@archlinux.org/msg08016.html
>>
>> 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:
>
> http://repos.archlinux.org/viewvc.cgi/glibc/repos/core-x86_64/PKGBUILD?r1=36985&r2=39100
>
> for the actual change in their PKGBUILD script.  (The section labeled
> "line 62".)

A more authoritative measure here would be to follow fedora since they
are the glibc maintainers. Unfortunately, there's no real rationale,
but their version is 2.6.18 made with this change:

http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/rpms/glibc/devel/glibc.spec?view=diff&r1=1.376&r2=1.377

Probably would be best to investigate why that is before making a
change like that.

--
Dan



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