Error building Glibc-2.14
I'm trying to install glibc to debug a C-framework I'm working on. But, I'm getting an error in the build process. Here's the error msg:
you really do NOT want to build glibc
that IS the operating system
now if this OS is " Linux from scratch "
then read the book
but if you try to change out the already installed version you will destroy your install
now it is "possible" to install a second version for a custom built program --- but it is not that easy
if you are trying to have "debug" installed then install the debug packages from your package manager
glib 2.14 ? i am guessing this is fedora 16
do a yum search for the debug rpm
Thanks for your reply John.
I'm aware of the potential problems with meddling with libc. That's why I'm trying to install it separately independent of the system library.
I had built glibc on the same machine earlier last week without any errors. I'm rebuilding it because glibc is compiled with optimization level 2(-O2) by default and I'm unable to look into the values of a few variables inside the library functions from the code dump as they've been optimized out. I'm now trying to build it with optimization level 1 but haven't been able to succeed so far.
I'm using RHEL 6.2.
it has been a bit .I normally would need to build glib and a few other things for the development version of gimp ( i have not done that for a while )
It should not on a home system but if this is in the office ???????
now depending on just what software needs this very NEW version
fedora 16 or 17 might be a better OS to use fedora is currently using that version
cent/ RHEL 6.2 is using - 32 bit
first the os CAN NOT SEE the new version .It can NOT be in the system path
also you might also need to build packageconf and autotools for the new glibc
in the configure line along with all your customizations use "-prefix=/opt/glibc2.14 "
( for gimp-development i would but it in
then export that location for the software that REQUIRES this new version , when you build it
if it is NOT a make file project then you will also need to export the new glibc packageconf folder
from the error in the first post it dose not look like configure finished
at least one make file was not made
you might want to read the configure.log to see just where it stopped
and have a look at
"linux from scratch " chap 5
this new version might need a ALL new build and support tree
so you might end up building 90% of fedora 16
just to get this new version running on RHEL 6.2
so a warning take care you might be only building 100 meg of source
or you might end up building 4 Gig of source code
I re-installed the library again but this time I did make all before I did make install. Not sure how this made a difference but its working fine now. I can now step into the rpc library function where my program was crashing due to a segfault. However, I still can't print the value of some of the variables from gdb as they've been optimized out. I'll try rebuilding glibc with a lower optimization level again.
Any idea on how I can turn off this particular feature of gcc while compiling the library?
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