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Old 02-08-2002, 07:43 AM   #1
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Angry Upgrade glibc...ARGGGGHHHHH!


Could some one give me a hand?

I am currently using TurboLinux 6.0 Server, and needed to upgrade XFree86 from 2.whatever to 2.4 so I could get it work with my video card (GeForce2 MX400). Trying to run extract, it told me I needed glibc_2.1.something. I picked up the rpm from TurboLinux site, and installed it. then installed XFree86. Everything installed fine. Then I tried to configure X, and now it tells meit needs glibc_2.4.whatever and I cant find an rpm on the Turbolinux site that will install. I tried upgrading the RPM installer, and completely trashed it....

So I hit the GNU site and downloaded the source for the version of glibc that I needed, decompressed it. now I can't get the damn thing to compile! the configure script doesn't work, the docs aren't helping, the tools that I need are up to date, the versions are fine. in a nut shell, MAKE just will not make... whats a newbie to do? can anyone give me a hand here? please?

thanx,
Grimnir
 
Old 02-08-2002, 09:59 AM   #2
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Glibc is definetly not something you want to try and compile as a newbie. It's very picky about the way it is compiled. Which error messages is it giving when you try to compile it.
Something which you might definetly want to run before doing make is:
unset CFLAGS CXXFLAGS
 
Old 02-08-2002, 10:10 AM   #3
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I was a dunder head,
I couldn't remember how uncompress the archive under linux, so I ran to Win ME and used winzip. I decompressed it into a shared partiton. There was a problem with chown.

I brownsed the man and lo and behold i found
"Glibc HOW TO"

its for and older version, but I am getting a heck of a lot farther then I was. I should have RTFM (hangs his head in shame)

It still isn't compiled, need a few extras from here and there, and downloading now.

I'll probably be back with another post the the word 'ARRRGGGHHHHHH' in the subject line

Thanx for your help!

Grimnir
 
Old 02-08-2002, 01:36 PM   #4
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Glibc is definetly not something you want to try and compile as a newbie. It's very picky about the way it is compiled. Which error messages is it giving when you try to compile it.
Something which you might definetly want to run before doing make is:
unset CFLAGS CXXFLAGS
I second that, lets just say my experience was horrible.
 
  


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