glibc-2.10.1 make check fails

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

On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Bryan Kadzban
<bryan at> wrote:
> 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".)

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:

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


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