glibc-compile error

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Mon May 24 01:02:50 PDT 2004

Keith Antoine wrote:

> 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 
> selections
> also in it than the one you presented. Are the others defunt now i.e 
> --disable-profile
> --enable-add-ons=linuxthreads and so on.
Use the brains god gave a goose and under stand that he didn't want to 
type all of that out, so instead did it as he did.


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