glibc-compile error

Keith Antoine kantoine at
Sun May 23 21:37:30 PDT 2004

I am using Mandrake 10 I made  lfs up from Linux From Scratch - Version 
5.1-20040513. Downloaded the packages and patchs. Built to linux-2.4.26 
headers ok. However Glibc-2.3.3 is erroring out with this meesage in 

checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for long double... yes
checking size of long double... configure: error: cannot compute sizeof (long 
double), 77
See `config.log' for more details.

I see that the command that I did a copy paste on calls 'linuxthreads' which I 
did not download, however the gnu site said its included in Glibc now, this 
correct ? I am using glibc-2.3.3-lfs-5.1.

It also says see the config.log but cannot find one anywhere.

I have looked at the faq etc but  cannot see anything related, but then at 70 
I get confused as I have no knowlege of programming at all. I have been 
installing progs fpr some years though, though rpms and deps are a pain.

I log into mandrake then I do "export LFS=/mnt/lfs" then call "echo $LFS"
to see if its ok. I then su - lfs and type in the password. Is this all thats 
necessary ?

Keith Antoine aka Skippy
Linux-users at or 18 Arkana St, The Gap, Queensland, Australia
PH: 61 7 33002161
Registered retired geriatric, Sometime electronics engineer, Brain in storage

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