LFS-6.6, Stage2, glibc, nscd.c:442

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon May 31 17:54:07 PDT 2010


x2164 at lycos.com wrote:

That was a very entertaining post.  Thanks.

On a more serious note, we do try to address problems that come up.  The 
  issue is that we have seen lots of posts where the final resolution is 
"oops, it was my error, not the book's".   (Which you humorously noted.)

The reason we ask for a "standard" build is so we can try to duplicate 
the problem.  For instance, I cannot build the 'standard' -dev book 
right now because the kernel panics when built with the default 
configuration on x86_64 hardware.

See http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=44129

I don't get much response from the gcc team, but I understand why.  I 
suspect they can't duplicate the problem, although there have been 
reports of the same problem by others.

Unlike LFS, they are even paid to develop gcc (but not by me of course).

There are fundamentally two general situations where we change LFS: 
when there is an upstream fix or when we can duplicate the problem.  To 
do otherwise would cause even more problems.

As far as nscd.c goes, the real problem is to determine why some systems 
appear to need -lssp and others don't.   Then a fix the glibc build 
system can be made.  Unfortunately, the only ones that can do that are 
those that can duplicate the problem.

   -- Bruce



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