glibc-compile error

Keith Antoine kantoine at
Mon May 24 00:54:12 PDT 2004

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> Keith Antoine wrote:
>> checking size of long double... configure: error: cannot compute 
>> sizeof (long double), 77
> Known bug, introduced in glibc on April, 17. Details: Glibc configure 
> script wants to run a test program linked against 
> /tools/lib/ But this directroy is not in the library 
> search path, and therefore the compiled program won't run. To work 
> around this:
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/tools/lib ../glibc-2.3.4-20040510/configure --stuff
> make
> make install

Many thanks for the informative reply and solution. However I am still a 
bit unsure.
In Chapter 5 on installing glibc the configure command has many other 
also in it than the one you presented. Are the others defunt now i.e 
--enable-add-ons=linuxthreads and so on.

Keith Antoine 
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