grep-2.5 static fails
I'm trying to compile the static version of grep-2.5 using the commands from the latest CVS book. It compiles fine, but when running $LFS/static/bin/grep --version it simply segfaults. If I remove the LDFLAGS=-static argument to the configure script then the binary runs fine, but of course I now have a dynamically linked binary, not the static version I need for chapter 6.
My host distro is Gentoo, and according to it's list of packages I'd be compiling with GCC 2.95.3 and Glibc 2.2.5 (I'm away from my home PC at the mo, so can't do a gcc --version, how can I determine what version of Glibc I'm running?). Just in case it matters I've got an AMD Athlon processor (this has meant I've needed to use the patch on fileutils to rectify segfault problems on that package).
If anyone could let me know how I can trace a segfault (i.e. what might be causing it) I'd be grateful.
Thanks for any help