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Re: glibc 2.2.3-9 on alpha/ppc

On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 01:52:42AM -0700, David Schleef wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 12:53:29AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > The glibc build rules doesn't correctly find the headers installed.
> > > There are bugs filed on this, both on glibc and kernel-headers (for
> > > providing too many) but I can't find the numbers because brainfood
> > > is down.
> > 
> > The glibc rules aren't responsible for "finding" anything. They are
> > responsible for defining them. If ppc doesn't have 2.4 kernel headers,
> > there's the bug, not in glibc.
> Sorry about that, the "bug" in glibc I was referring to appears to
> have been fixed.  A while ago, building on powerpc would fail if
> you had either -sparc headers or multiple kernel header packages
> installed.
> To me, the real bug is having N kernel header packages.  I'm
> assuming that they all describe the same binary kernel interface,
> otherwise packages are forced depend on a particular type of
> kernel header.  And if they all describe the same binary kernel
> interface, why do we need N of them?

Some modules need to be built with the exact kernel headers from the
kernel-image you are running.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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