r1017 - glibc-package/trunk/debian
Date: 2005-08-23 03:30:17 +0000 (Tue, 23 Aug 2005)
New Revision: 1017
* debian/FAQ: Add the description about dropping __ctype_* symbol support
of static linked application/libraries in etch. (Closes: #324526)
--- glibc-package/trunk/debian/FAQ 2005-08-23 03:28:52 UTC (rev 1016)
+++ glibc-package/trunk/debian/FAQ 2005-08-23 03:30:17 UTC (rev 1017)
@@ -97,3 +97,28 @@
NOTE: Currently this error message is suppressed, for the benefit of some
truly buggy programs which redirect stderr into something important, like a
+Q7: I get this error when I compile an static linked application that's
+compiled with glibc 2.2 or before:
+ gcc -o foo.o libbar.a
+ libbar.a(obj.o): In function `func(char *)':
+ : undefined reference to `__ctype_toupper'
+During glibc 2.3.x development, some symbols (__ctype_b, __ctype_toupper,
+__ctype_tolower) are changed to hidden attributes. This means old static
+linked applications/libraries built with glibc 2.2.x cannot be linked on glibc
+2.3.x systems any more.
+But it made a lot of user applications unusable, we applied a workaround patch
+for glibc in Sarge. Therefore your applications worked OK, and you didn't
+need to consider about this problem. However, most other distros already
+dropped such local modification. For that reason, we decided to drop
+supporting such old static linked applications/libraries from Etch, you need
+to recompile them.
+If you want to keep this workaround that was applied in Sarge for the present,
+please recompile Debian glibc package with adding "glibc23-ctype-compat" line
+at the end of debian/patches/00list, and install it on your local machine.
+Note that we don't support this patch nowadays, please use it at your own
--- glibc-package/trunk/debian/changelog 2005-08-23 03:28:52 UTC (rev 1016)
+++ glibc-package/trunk/debian/changelog 2005-08-23 03:30:17 UTC (rev 1017)
@@ -25,6 +25,9 @@
* debian/sysdeps/powerpc.mk: Enable PowerPC NPTL.
(Closes: #246689, #307984)
+ * debian/FAQ: Add the description about dropping __ctype_* symbol support
+ of static linked application/libraries in etch. (Closes: #324526)
* Michael Banck <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
- debian/patches/glibc235-gcc4-hurd.dpatch: New file, to build glibc
on Hurd with gcc-4.0. (Closes: #324549)