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Old 01-11-2006, 06:24 AM   #1
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Installation problems for glibc

I am trying to install glibc-2.3.6 on my Redhat Linux 9 (kernel version 2.4.20-8). I have already installed binutilities-2.16.1 and gcc-4.0.2.
The INSTALL file for glibc states that several hours may be required for the complete installation. It also warns about the system seeming to be hanged, but I don't see any progress in the compilation. Even the disk activity LED on the cabinet does not show any progress.
The system seems to hang only at a specific compilation which I have specified below. My machine is a P4 with 128MB RAM.

1) The configure that I gave:
[root@wks32 root]# ../glibc-2.3.6/configure --prefix=/usr/src/gnu/glibc-2.3.6-build -exec-prefix=/usr/src/gnu/glibc-2.3.6-build --enable-add-ons --with-binutils=/usr/src/gnu/binutils-2.16.1-build --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu --target=i686c/gnu/binutils-2.15-build --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --host=i686-pc-linux

2) Part of the make that is on screen when the system seems to hang:

make  -C sunrpc others
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6/sunrpc'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6/sunrpc'
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6/sunrpc'
i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc rpc_main.c -c -std=gnu99 -O2 -Wall -Winline -Wstrict-prototypes -Wwrite-strings -g -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2     -I../include -I. -I/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/sunrpc -I.. -I../libio -I../nptl -I/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build -I../sysdeps/i386/elf -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/i686 -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386 -I..
                                (some text omitted)
u/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/math:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/elf:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/dlfcn:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/nss:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/nis:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/rt:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/resolv:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/crypt:/usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/nptl /usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/sunrpc/rpcgen -Y ../scripts -c rpcsvc/bootparam_prot.x -o /usr/src/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.3.6-build/sunrpc/xbootparam_prot.T

Is this normal? How much time maybe required for the complete installation? Also, if I want to omit compilation for a certain architecture is it possible to do so?
Thanks in advance.

Last edited by XavierP; 01-11-2006 at 01:23 PM.
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