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Re: failed to compile glibc 2.1.2 - BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 problem

To: Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de>
Subject: Re: failed to compile glibc 2.1.2 - BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 problem
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 13:06:03 -0700
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, Ulf Carlsson <ulfc@calypso.engr.sgi.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <u8og6xi6p9.fsf@gromit.rhein-neckar.de>; from aj@suse.de on Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 10:53:38AM +0200
References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0004241837420.1735-100000@calypso.engr.sgi.com> <3904ED75.209AFD22@mvista.com> <u8og6xi6p9.fsf@gromit.rhein-neckar.de>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 10:53:38AM +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote:

> It's just that nobody did the work of porting glibc.  A lot of has
> changed between glibc 2.0 and 2.1 (and also between 2.1 and 2.2).
> I've decided to port glibc 2.2 for MIPS.  This involved a number of
> patches and but I don't have the time to backport everything - and I
> will not support such a backport at all.
> 
> All my glibc 2.2 patches have been added to the glibc archives and
> therefore will be in the official sources of 2.2.

All in all I think that given the work that has been invested into making
a solid 2.2 port 2.2 might soon be the better choice than 2.0 and
source compatibility issues should make a port of 2.1 mostly a non-issue.

  Ralf

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