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Old 09-26-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Compiling glibc-2.3.5 on RedHat8 with gcc 3.3.4

[glibc-build]# ../glibc-2.3.5/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-add-ons=linuxthreads

[glibc-build]# make
...sysdep.s:35: Error: no such instruction: `entry (__syscall_error)'

configure succeeds, but make fails.... ((

gcc -v output:
Configured with: ../gcc-3.4.4/configure --enable-shared --enable-threads --enable-nls
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4.4

OS: RedHatLinux 8, 2.4.18-14

Where is the problem? Where can I find information about this problem?... :-\
Old 09-26-2005, 09:01 PM   #2
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Its probably because you trying to compile a brand new glibc on a very old system. Honestly you'd be better off upgrading to something like Centos4 (if its a server) or Fedora 4 (if its your desktop).
Old 09-27-2005, 02:30 AM   #3
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Yes, the RH8 kernel is too old to have the new Linux threads model supported. As tkedwards says, you really ought to update your distro to one using a 2.6 kernel. But if you really don't want to, you must read this page and understand it. A bad glibc upgrade can render your system completely inoperable.
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You can't compile glibc-2.3.5 on a RedHat8 (2.4.x) kernel. You have to be running a 2.6.x kernel.

Since glibc is a very tricky thing to update, by far the easiest thing to do would be to update the system altogether ... using the distro of your choice.

The odds are rather excellent that your system will be borked by following those directions. If you really know your stuff and have plenty of spare hair, you can work your way out of it, but this is the "newbie" forum...
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