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Old 08-07-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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glibc error

i was tring to install glibc, the configure whent well.. but when i ran make.. i get the following error
../scripts -c rpcsvc/bootparam_prot.x -o /usr/lib/glib-2.3/glibc-2.3.3/sunrpc/xbootparam_prot.T
cannot set up thread-local storage: set_thread_area failed when setting up thread-local storage

make[2]: *** [/usr/lib/glib-2.3/glibc-2.3.3/sunrpc/xbootparam_prot.stmp] Error 127
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/xlordt/glibc-2.3.3/sunrpc'
make[1]: *** [sunrpc/others] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/xlordt/glibc-2.3.3'
make: *** [all] Error 2
does anyone have an idea on what am i missing?

slackware: 10.0
kernel version: 2.4.26
Old 08-07-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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Installing a new glibc is not a task for a newbie (it is much more difficult than installing a new kernel). But if you want to give it a try and are willing to risk totally hosing your system (what happened the last time I tried it) make sure you read up a bit. I suggest you read the chapter on building glibc from the Linux From Scratch book, which you may find at and see if it doesn't help you.

But unless you have a very good reason to, I suggest staying away from trying to upgrade glibc. Also, don't confuse glibc with glib, which is something entirely different.
Old 08-07-2004, 10:40 PM   #3
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Ditto. What btmiller said. I run LFS. Trust me, upgrading glibc alone and without a really good reason is a _very_ _bad_ idea.

That being said, sounds like the error is in linux threads. You do know that threads are a separate add on download tarball for glibc, don't you?

Last edited by kevinalm; 08-07-2004 at 10:43 PM.
Old 08-08-2004, 12:56 AM   #4
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ya it was linuxthread, i have installed glibc 4 times and and succeded its apain.. but anyways.. lest i got it working.. thanx btw.. me confusing.. glib with glibc was a stupid mistake by me

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