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Old 12-03-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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where can I find these applications?

Hi all,

I'm trying to install glibc but when I make the ./configure I have this warning:

configure: WARNING:
*** These auxiliary programs are missing or incompatible versions: msgfmt makeinfo
*** some features will be disabled.
*** Check the INSTALL file for required versions.

I've looked for information about them but I only get info about how they work but not the way to install them or the packets where they are embedded.

Can anybody give me a clue of where to search more info?

One million thanks!

P.S.: The complete ./configure output is:

asterix:/usr/src# /usr/src/glibc-2.3.3/configure --prefix=/usr/src/glibc-2.3.3-build/ --enable-add-ons
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking sysdep dirs... sysdeps/i386/elf nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/i686 nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386 nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux nptl/sysdeps/pthread sysdeps/pthread nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv nptl/sysdeps/unix nptl/sysdeps/i386/i686 nptl/sysdeps/i386 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux sysdeps/gnu sysdeps/unix/common sysdeps/unix/mman sysdeps/unix/inet sysdeps/unix/sysv/i386 sysdeps/unix/sysv sysdeps/unix/i386 sysdeps/unix sysdeps/posix sysdeps/i386/i686/fpu sysdeps/i386/i686 sysdeps/i386/i486 nptl/sysdeps/i386/i486 sysdeps/i386/fpu sysdeps/i386 sysdeps/wordsize-32 sysdeps/ieee754/ldbl-96 sysdeps/ieee754/dbl-64 sysdeps/ieee754/flt-32 sysdeps/ieee754 sysdeps/generic/elf sysdeps/generic
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking whether as is GNU as... yes
checking whether ld is GNU ld... yes
checking for as... as
checking version of as... 2.15, ok
checking for ld... ld
checking version of ld... 2.15, ok
checking for pwd... /bin/pwd
checking for gcc... gcc
checking version of gcc... 3.3.5, ok
checking for gnumake... no
checking for gmake... no
checking for make... make
checking version of make... 3.80, ok
checking for gnumsgfmt... no
checking for gmsgfmt... no
checking for msgfmt... no
checking for makeinfo... no
checking for sed... sed
checking version of sed... 4.1.2, ok
checking for autoconf... autoconf
checking whether autoconf works... yes
configure: WARNING:
*** These auxiliary programs are missing or incompatible versions: msgfmt makeinfo
*** some features will be disabled.
*** Check the INSTALL file for required versions.
checking whether ranlib is necessary... no
checking LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable... ok
checking whether GCC supports -static-libgcc... -static-libgcc
checking for bash... /bin/sh
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
checking for install-info... /usr/sbin/install-info
checking for bison... no
checking for signed size_t type... no
checking for libc-friendly stddef.h... yes
checking whether we need to use -P to assemble .S files... no
checking whether .text pseudo-op must be used... yes
checking for assembler global-symbol directive... .globl
checking for .set assembler directive... yes
checking for assembler .type directive prefix... @
checking for .symver assembler directive... yes
checking for ld --version-script... yes
checking for .previous assembler directive... yes
checking for .protected and .hidden assembler directive... yes
checking whether __attribute__((visibility())) is supported... yes
checking for broken __attribute__((visibility()))... no
checking for broken __attribute__((alias()))... no
checking whether to put _rtld_local into .sdata section... no
checking for .preinit_array/.init_array/.fini_array support... yes
checking for -z nodelete option... yes
checking for -z nodlopen option... yes
checking for -z initfirst option... yes
checking for -Bgroup option... yes
checking whether --noexecstack is desirable for .S files... yes
checking for -z combreloc... yes
checking for -z execstack... yes
checking for -fpie... no
checking whether cc puts quotes around section names... no
checking for assembler .weak directive... yes
checking whether CFI directives are supported... yes
checking if -g produces usable source locations for assembler-with-cpp... yes
checking for ld --no-whole-archive... yes
checking for gcc -fexceptions... yes
checking for DWARF2 unwind info support... no_registry_needed
checking for __builtin_expect... yes
checking for __builtin_memset... no
checking for redirection of built-in functions... no
checking for local label subtraction... yes
checking for __thread... yes
checking for tls_model attribute... yes
checking for libgd... no
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for long double... yes
checking size of long double... 12
running configure fragment for sysdeps/i386/elf
running configure fragment for nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux
running configure fragment for nptl/sysdeps/pthread
checking for forced unwind support... yes
checking for C cleanup handling... yes
running configure fragment for sysdeps/pthread
running configure fragment for sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux
checking for egrep... (cached) grep -E
checking installed Linux kernel header files... 2.0.10 or later
checking for symlinks in /usr/src/glibc-2.3.3-build//include... ok
running configure fragment for sysdeps/unix/common
running configure fragment for sysdeps/unix
running configure fragment for sysdeps/generic
checking for old glibc 2.0.x headers... no
checking whether -fPIC is default... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating config.make
config.status: creating glibcbug
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: config.h is unchanged
config.status: executing default commands
configure: configuring in nptl
configure: running /bin/sh '/usr/src/glibc-2.3.3/nptl/configure' --prefix=/usr/src/glibc-2.3.3-build/ '--prefix=/usr/src/glibc-2.3.3-build/' '--enable-add-ons' --cache-file=/dev/null --srcdir=/usr/src/glibc-2.3.3/nptl
Old 12-03-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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which Dist. are you using?

You can install <glibc> using RPM. just visit the following link and download the RPM and install it with the command : rpm -ivh glibc.x.x.xx.rpm

Old 12-03-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Hitesh!!

I'm using debian sarge, kernel 2.6.7-1-386.

I've tried with apt-get:

asterix:/home/angel# apt-get install glibc
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package glibc is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package glibc has no installation candidate

That's why I tried compiling manually
Old 12-03-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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oh my,

you shouldn't be even thinking about installing glibc (the system core) by hand
you will destroy everything.

i think debian calls glibc "libc6"
dpkg --status libc6
apt-cache search libc6

even when apt does it upgrading glibc is the most extreem thing to do in terms of dependancies and even dpkg/apt can get a little messed up sometimes so be prepared.
Old 12-04-2004, 07:48 AM   #5
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Hehe thanks a lot for the indication.... luckily I tried but it went wrong

I've done what you said and I don't understand completely the output but it looks like it is already installed???

asterix:/usr/src# dpkg --status libc6
Package: libc6
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 15604
Maintainer: GNU Libc Maintainers <>
Architecture: i386
Source: glibc
Version: 2.3.2.ds1-18
Replaces: ldso (<= 1.9.11-9), timezone, timezones, gconv-modules, libtricks, libc6-bin, netkit-rpc, netbase (<< 4.0), libc6-dev (<< 2.3.2.ds1-14)
Provides: glibc-2.3.2.ds1-18
Depends: libdb1-compat
Suggests: locales, glibc-doc
Conflicts: strace (<< 4.0-0), libnss-db (<= 2.2-6.1.1), timezone, timezones, gconv-modules, libtricks, libc6-doc, libc5 (<< 5.4.33-7), libpthread0 (<< 0.7-10), libc6-bin, libwcsmbs, apt (<< 0.3.0), libglib1.2 (<< 1.2.1-2), netkit-rpc, wine (<< 0.0.20031118-1), cyrus-imapd (<< 1.5.19-15)
Description: GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone data
Contains the standard libraries that are used by nearly all programs on
the system. This package includes shared versions of the standard C library
and the standard math library, as well as many others.
Timezone data is also included.

asterix:/usr/src# apt-cache search libc6
altgcc - Alternate gcc package for the libc5 environment.
ldso - The Linux dynamic linker and library for libc4 and libc5.
libc5 - The Linux C library version 5 (run-time libraries).
libc5-altdbg - The Linux C library version 5 (alternative debug files).
libc5-altdev - The Linux C library version 5 (alternative dev files).
libcompfaceg1 - Compress/decompress images for mailheaders, libc6 runtime
libcompfaceg1-dev - Compress/decompress images for mailheaders, libc6 devel
libdl1-altdev - The Linux dynamic linker library (libc5 altdev files).
libg++27-altdev - The GNU C++ libraries (libc5 version)
termcap-compat - Compatibility package for old termcap-based programs.
apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
apt-utils - APT utility programs
debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
libc6 - GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone data
libc6-dbg - GNU C Library: Libraries with debugging symbols
libc6-dev - GNU C Library: Development Libraries and Header Files
libc6-i686 - GNU C Library: Shared libraries [i686 optimized]
libc6-pic - GNU C Library: PIC archive library
libc6-prof - GNU C Library: Profiling Libraries
libregex0 - GNU regular expression library, run time libraries. [libc5]
libtext-iconv-perl - Convert between character sets in Perl
manpages-ja-dev - Japanese version of the manual pages (for developers)
manpages-pt-dev - Portuguese Versions of the Manual Pages
xviewg - XView shared libraries [libc6]
xviewg-dev - XView development tools [libc6]


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