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Re: libc6 status

Juan Cespedes wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 08, 1998 at 01:47:56AM +0100, Eric Delaunay wrote:
> > 
> > 1/ rootdisk.sh (from boot-floppies-2.0.0) searchs for
> >    /usr/lib/libc_pic/soinit.so, /usr/lib/libc_pic/sofini.so &
> >    /usr/lib/libc_pic/interp.so files that are missing from our libc6 package.
> >    I don't know much about creating the subset libc library used in rootdisk,
> >    but I guess it follows the same method as of libc6 for Intel.
> >    Can you check the Debian rules file from libc6 2.0 to create a similar
> >    libc6-pic package ?
> 	Hmmm... I can't find those files in libc6-pic_2.0.6-3_i386.deb
> either.  Are you sure they are needed?
> 	In my glibc tree, I find `elf/soinit.os' and `elf/sofini.os'.
> Do you know if those are the same files?  However, I can't find
> `interp.so'.

Taken from a discussion on debian-devel:

Enrique Zanardi wrote:
| On Mon, Feb 09, 1998 at 06:14:32PM +1030, Mark Mickan wrote:
| > I'm trying to build the boot-floppies using the boot-floppies
| > package and seem to be missing a few files. The script
| > 'rootdisk.sh' refers to soinit.so, sofini.so, and interp.so, all
| > of which should be in /usr/lib/libc_pic, but that directory
| > doesn't even exist.
| That is a bug in libc6-pic, and it has already been reported. 
| > Where do I find the required files?
| They will be included in the next version of libc6-pic. Also,
| you can build them yourself form libc6 debianized sources.

> > 2/ the .rem symbol is defined in libslang (0.99.38) but not in the the libslang
> >    generated for miniroot by processing the libslang-pic package.
> 	I'm going to define all the `.{u,}{div,mul,rem}' symbols in a
> new shared library to be included in /etc/ld.so.preload, until the
> glibc development team decides if they should be defined in libc.so or
> not.  (BTW: which name would you use for that library?  `sparc-arith.so'?)

I guess you can add them to the libc.map file directly, as they will get in
into the next snapshot (according to Andreas Jaeger).


 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
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