Re: Changes in source for different distributions
Douglas Bates wrote:
> To compile under "hamm" I would like to make a small change in the
> source. If the library /usr/lib/libieee.a is available, it should be
> linked with the executable. This library is available in hamm from
> the package libc6-dev. As far as I can tell it is not available for
libieee.a is a dummy library, AFAIK. The linux libc has been
ieee-complient for a long time. The reason that bo's libc5 lacks it is
because it isn't necessary.
Bo's gcc has an edited specs file, to reflect the fact that gcc's -mieee
flag does not imply -lieee. Since libc6 added a libieee.a, this editing
is no longer necessary in hamm.
> BTW, can anyone tell me where I could find documentation on that
> library? I don't see much in /usr/doc/libc6-dev/* referring to that
> library. Does linking it simply force the floating point arithmetic
> to comply the IEEE floating point standard? (This would be a "good
I believe that's what it did...but, as I said, linux's library already
works that way. If I'm wrong about any of this, the real experts should
feel free to correct me.
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