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Old 10-05-2003, 07:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Error during compile glibc 2.3.2

I tried to compile Glibc-2.3.2 as it's shown in Part II, Chapter 5 (Installing Glibc-2.3.2) in the last LFS-Book.
After a little while make stopped with the following message:

../linuxthreads/descr.h:43:40: linuxthreads_db/thread_dbP.h: No such file or directory
In file included from ../linuxthreads/internals.h:29,
from ../linuxthreads/sysdeps/pthread/bits/libc-lock.h:27,
from ../sysdeps/generic/ldsodefs.h:38,
from ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/ldsodefs.h:25,
from ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/init-first.c:30:
../linuxthreads/descr.h:164: error: parse error before "td_eventbuf_t"
../linuxthreads/descr.h:164: warning: no semicolon at end of struct or union
../linuxthreads/descr.h:184: error: parse error before '}' token
../linuxthreads/descr.h:184: warning: empty declaration
../linuxthreads/descr.h: In function `thread_self':
../linuxthreads/descr.h:250: error: invalid use of undefined type `struct _pthread_descr_struct'
In file included from ../linuxthreads/sysdeps/pthread/bits/libc-lock.h:27,
from ../sysdeps/generic/ldsodefs.h:38,
from ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/ldsodefs.h:25,
from ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/init-first.c:30:
../linuxthreads/internals.h: At top level:
../linuxthreads/internals.h:159: error: parse error before "__pthread_threads_events"
../linuxthreads/internals.h:159: warning: type defaults to `int' in declaration of `__pthread_threads_events'
../linuxthreads/internals.h:159: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
../linuxthreads/internals.h: In function `invalid_handle':
../linuxthreads/internals.h:178: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
../linuxthreads/internals.h:178: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
../linuxthreads/internals.h: In function `nonexisting_handle':
../linuxthreads/internals.h:183: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
../stdio-common/_itoa.h: At top level:
../stdio-common/_itoa.h:40: warning: inlining failed in call to `_itoa_word'
../stdio-common/_itoa.h:76: warning: called from here
make[2]: *** [/home/dreck/Desktop/gcb/csu/init-first.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/dreck/Desktop/glibc-2.3.2/csu'
make[1]: *** [csu/subdir_lib] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dreck/Desktop/glibc-2.3.2'
make: *** [all] Error 2

May anyone help me with this error? I tried it with Knoppix v3.3 too, but I got the same error. So it wasn't my OS's fault.

Here some more Informations:
Book Version: LFS-5.0-PRE2
OS: Freshly installed Red Hat 9 (nothing changed since installation)


Old 10-06-2003, 03:52 AM   #2
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Are you using gcc3.3? I had massive problems when using v4.1 because I didn't follow the book to the letter, I got slightly newer versions where available. Gcc3.3 was a big headache for me. I don't know what 5.0-pre2 says (the site's down at themo), but if you aren't following the book then you can't expect it to work (as everyone on the LFS mailing list condescendingly tells me)
Otherwise try going to version 4.1 - it worked for me
Old 10-06-2003, 04:52 AM   #3
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Hey there,

If you're compiling glibc-2.3.2 with gcc-3.3 you need to patch glibc or the build will fail, the patch (glibc-2.3.2-sscanf-1.patch, IIRC) is available from LFS. If your read the docs on glibc, you will notice that the developers actually recommend gcc-3.2, in which case you would not need the patch.

If you want to use the latest releases of software, I'd suggest you might want to read through the CVS version of the book.

Old 10-13-2003, 01:51 PM   #4
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I am giving 5.0-PRE2 a try (it's actually my first stab at LFS... what can I say, I like a challenge )
Compiler is gcc-3.3.1. I've patched glibc (as stated above) and compiling it in chapter 5 was not completely error-free (I had one error 2, reran make and then it seemed to run smoothly). Now, in chapter 6, I get this:
gcc   -shared -static-libgcc -Wl,-O1  -Wl,-z,defs -Wl,-dynamic-linker=/lib/  
-B/usr/src/glibc-build/csu/  -Wl,--version-script=/usr/src/glibc-build/ -Wl, 
-Wl,-z,combreloc -nostdlib -nostartfiles -e __libc_main -u __register_frame -L/usr/src/glibc-build 
-L/usr/src/glibc-build/math -L/usr/src/glibc-build/elf -L/usr/src/glibc-build/dlfcn -L/usr/src/glibc-build/nss 
-L/usr/src/glibc-build/nis -L/usr/src/glibc-build/rt -L/usr/src/glibc-build/resolv -L/usr/src/glibc-build/crypt 
 -o /usr/src/glibc-build/ -T /usr/src/glibc-build/ /usr/src/glibc-build/csu/abi-note.o 
/usr/src/glibc-build/elf/soinit.os /usr/src/glibc-build/libc_pic.os /usr/src/glibc-build/elf/sofini.os 
/usr/src/glibc-build/elf/interp.os /usr/src/glibc-build/elf/ e_atan2.S -lgcc
gcc: e_atan2.S: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [/usr/src/glibc-build/] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/glibc-2.3.2'
make: *** [all] Error 2
I gave find a go:
root:/usr/src/glibc-build# find / -name "e_atan2.S" 
File seems to be there, but perhaps it tries to access it from the static glibc already installed? Anyway, I just emptied the build-dir and reran ./configure and make. If that fails, I will give untarring the tarballs another go (solved one or two problems in the past)

Okay, all I did was rm -rf * in the build dir and used the same configure command as in the build that went wrong (I scrolled back with the arrow keys, so I am positive it was identical). I then typed in 'make' and the second compile went perfectly. No error, no nothing. It might be a little off-topic, but it would be great if someone could explain why the exact same build errors first, and then finishes without error

Last edited by ReefShark; 10-13-2003 at 03:41 PM.


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