Re: glibc 2 for Debian/SPARC
Eric Delaunay <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> - when my libc6 for Sparc will be ready, should I try to merge
> changes to current Debian glibc sources, or just upload binary
> packages and wait for an official release that support SparcLINUX?
Well, there's some ethical questions associated with only having a
binary release---is there somewhere you can make your sparc-specific
sources available? This is what I did with the alpha.
> - which gcc release should be used to build programs for libc6? (gcc
2.7.2->184.108.40.206's changes were, to my knowledge, all i386 oriented.
I'd use whichever is easiest to build.
> - which packages should absolutely be rebuilt to provide a basic
> development system based on libc6?
Look at the list of alpha packages available for a good
idea---although we're starting to get to where we have a lot of other
> - which dynamic loader is used to run binaries? I saw that libc6
> provides its own loader, named ld-linux.so.2. The latest ldso
> package says it works with libc6 but provides ld-linux.so.1. So, is
> ldso package still needed?
Depends on the platform. On the alpha we use the ld-linux.so.2 that's
provided with glibc. I suspect you'd want to do the same.
Michael Alan Dorman Head of Systems
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