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Re: libc6-i686 only for 2.6 kernels? was: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 12:54:18PM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 03:29:06PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > It could.  I decided that building four was excessive and having
> > the act of installing libc6-i686 act to disable NPTL would be a little
> > bit too strange.
> Can you clue me in as to why the non-optimized libc6 package will work with
> non-ntpl-2.4, but the optimizations won't activate unless you have a 2.6 or
> nptl-2.4 kernel?
> Is it file locations, or somesuch?  I saw something that might hint to that
> in this thread in another message.

A libc must be built to support either NPTL or LinuxThreads.  I chose
to build libc6-i686 using NPTL, therefore it currently requires 2.6.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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