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Old 06-13-2016, 05:54 PM   #1
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Rebuilding glibc: still pull in current's version?

I would like to rebuild glibc on my Raspberry Pi 1 following the guide linked to in the sticky post here. However, the very first commands involve pulling in the glibc version from slackware-current. My Slackware 14.1 installation on the Pi has glibc-2.17, while the slackware-current glibc is now version 2.23.

Can I upgrade the glibc version in the process of rebuilding, or will this lead to breakage?
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You can upgrade, downgrade will break everything that was compiled against newer version.
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You can upgrade, downgrade will break everything that was compiled against newer version.
Thanks, the upgrade worked and the Pi runs fine, maybe a little faster.

The linked tutorial didn't work for me without some tweaking, however. To avoid the build process complaining that the rsync'ed kernel-headers were too old (when they were the same version as the installed kernel), I had to edit the glibc.Slackbuild and tell it to use the kernel headers in /usr/include. Of course, before that I had to install the kernel-headers package from Slackware-current.
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@CRCulver, I am the author of that guide. You might wish to post a comment explaining what you tweaked and how. I always welcome constructive feedback, even (especially) when I post some bad info. ;-)

(Addendum: I have comment approval turned on, and no Internet at home, so your comment might not appear for a few days.)

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Old 06-22-2016, 07:41 PM   #5
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the link to slackkit 1.04 is old, the current appears to be:

When I try to arm/build I get

Extracting Linux Kernel headers into /root/tmp/build-glibc
tar: /root/slackwarearm-current/source/l/glibc/../../d/kernel-headers/sources/kernel-headers-4.4.8.tar.xz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now  3.361:1,  2.380 bits/byte, 70.25% saved, 2773 in, 825 out.
Where is 4.4.8 specified, within slackkit?


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