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Re: building zlib on the Ultra

On Thu, Sep 02, 1999 at 11:40:16AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> Yet another data point in the source dependency saga.
> zlib1g requires altgcc in order to build.

No it doesn't. Read the rules file, and remove sparc from the list of
altdev archs. Read the BTS and note the bug I have files against it to
remove sparc's libc5 support.

> altgcc can not be built on the Ultra, and provides the following:
>    This appears to be a sparc64-unknown-linux system.
>    Configuration sparc64-unknown-linux not supported
>    make: *** [build] Error 1

This is a problem with conflicting uname -m. UltraSPARC port is currently
considered a sparc-linux platform (sparc32 running under sparc64). I have
submitted a bug against shellutils so that when FAKE_SPARC=yes is set in
the env, uname -m will report sparc and not sparc64.

> While I understand the error, I don't understand why a critical library
> for xfree86 (and therefore indirectly for packages like tetex-bin, which
> need xlib6g in order to build), still requires an ancient compiler. Is
> there some pressing reason that it can't be built with one or the other of
> the up-to-date compilers the rest of the distribution is using?

It only uses it to build the libc5 alt packages. The actual zlib1g does
not require altgcc.


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