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Re: compiling the Hurd from an installed glibc?

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: compiling the Hurd from an installed glibc?
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 09:52:45 -0700 (PDT)

--- Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> in trying out the new interfaces, I noticed that it is very inconvenient to
> do so in a native environment.  The problem is two-fold:
> I need to compile glibc with the new interfaces, so I have to install them
> into my system.  It would be nice to have a way to tell configure and the
> Makefiles to look for the interfaces in a different install prefix.
> I need to compile the Hurd with the new glibc.  However, installing glibc
> would leave me with a broken system, so I need to install it in a staging
> area and compile the Hurd with the version there.  However, I did not find
> an easy way to set up gcc and everything to make it link with a glibc
> different with the /lib one.  My experiments included various combinations
> of -B, -nostdinc, -L and -I (with the problem being -nostdlib, because that
> removes the startup files etc).  It would be good to have a way to tell
> configure of the Hurd to set up an environment so I can use a different
> glibc install than /.
> OTOH, the right fix for all of this is probably to not change the interfaces
> in a non-backward compatible way :)
> Thanks,
> Marcus

 Jeff had pointed out to me at some point the /lib/libc.so is just a linker
script.  Would it be possible to change the contents of this to use the
new libc?

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

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