Re: glibc 2.3.2 intermediate status of the compilation (not test) on all archs
> Bah. Since you're the pretty much the most active glibc-hppa porter,
> I'd do pretty much whatever you suggested for that port. That's like
> suggesting that because drepper's not a DD we shouldn't follow his
> advice. =) And if it weren't for me begging you to make glibc on HPPA
> work, I'd be tempted to come over and bring you food/water until you
> finished your NM! ;)
I've had similar accusasions here from elmo and neuro :) With the help
of pb I'm working on glibc right now, the issue is that turn-around on
builds slows things down. Though I also have taken it upon myself to
work on the XFree86 loader for HPPA, which means I get a better
understand of the 32-bit relocations.
> At Debcamp, Guido and I talked about the idea of parsing out the list of
> the failures and setting up a known-failures list instead of just doing
> perfect/non-perfect. I have that on my TODO list. There's a couple of
> other pieces I want to look at first.
That does sound like a good idea. There are about 10-12 failures that
HPPA tolerates, but the rest are fatal to userspace. If you want to add
something like this to the build process I would be happy to contribute
the HPPA list, and even some code :) Though I'll have to wait until
glibc works again!
I'm on the second path to fixing glibc by tracking back the cvs
checkouts by date and seeing where I can finally get a building working