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Re: Compiling 2.0.38 kernel

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 05:33:26PM +0100, Petr Cech wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 11:28:25AM -0500 , Chris L. Mason wrote:
> > > Right, good point.  In fact I did use gcc272 for the actual compile.  But
> > > neither gcc272 or gcc 2.95.3 compiled mkdep.c properly.  Hmm, I wonder if

> > hmm. I wonder how could we compile it in the first place, given there was no
> > other compiler.

> i am guessing that it is a library issue. we have newer libraries
> (glibc) that the older kernels may not care for so much.

While a 2.0 kernel may not /run/ with a given glibc, I'm puzzled as to how
having a newer glibc would keep the kernel from compiling.  The kernel is
supposed to be self-contained, w/ no dependencies on any outside libraries, is
it not?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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