Re: debian hurd -- a little help?
On Thu, Dec 03, 1998 at 06:47:13PM -0600, Gordon Matzigkeit wrote:
> >>>>> Marcus Brinkmann writes:
> >> I am hoping that a single source package for glibc can be used to
> >> build for either linux or hurd. Is this possible?
> MB> Sure, but this is not as easy as it may sound. The current libc6
> MB> maintainer is overworked, and someone has to change the Debian
> MB> building scripts and remove linux specific things like
> MB> architecture.
> I've already made several of these changes, which have already been
> merged into unstable/main/source/glibc-pre2.1_2.0.100-2.1.diff.gz.
> You can cross-compile that package by doing:
> debian/rules build arch=hurd-i386
> I never finished the job, unfortunately, so the binary-arch rules are
> probably wrong for the Hurd, but it should at least give you a
> starting point.
Cool. I will investigate that. If we can use it, that would be certainly
> MB> So it will be faster to use "our" version of glibc for now. Other
> MB> ports are building from 2.1 pre versions, this has to be
> MB> investigated, too.
> BTW, Marcus... your earlier concern about Linux using a different
> dynamic linker than the Hurd has been resolved. As of the
> glibc-pre2.1 Debian packages, even the i386 uses the ld.so that is
> installed by glibc (since it now has all the functionality of the
> older ones).
!!! Great news.
> I don't think it would be too hard to transition to glibc-2.1, and it
> would definitely bring everybody back into sync.
Well, i386 is still using 2.0.7. But it is as close as we can be.
> Anyway, that's just my opinion, considering that I probably won't be
> working on Hurd stuff except on weekends.
Oh, that's sad. I hope your weekends are long and rich in numbers! :)
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me), and it was unplaned (and unlooked for). I'm back now.
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