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Re: Compiling libc

To: Jordan Crouse <>
Subject: Re: Compiling libc
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 03:14:12 +0100
In-reply-to: <>; from on Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 04:24:40PM -0700
References: <>
On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 04:24:40PM -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote:

> This is one for all the libc folks out there..
> I am running into some big problems trying to compile libc-001023 as
> downloaded from the ftp site just the other day. 
> Basically, after compiling everything, I start to verify my build and I
> get the following whilst in the /iconv directory (actually, I get it all
> over the place):
> mips_41xx_le-gcc -nostdlib -nostartfiles -o iconv_prog
> -Wl,-dynamic-linker=/opt/hardhat/devkit/mips/41xx_le/mipsel-hardhat-linux/lib/
> ../csu/crt1.o ../csu/crti.o `mips_41xx_le-gcc
> --print-file-name=crtbegin.o` iconv_prog.o 
> -Wl,-rpath-link=..:../math:../elf:../dlfcn:../nss:../nis:../rt:../resolv:../crypt:../linuxthreads
> ../ ../libc_nonshared.a -lgcc `mips_41xx_le-gcc
> --print-file-name=crtend.o` ../csu/crtn.o
> ../ undefined reference to `__pthread_initialize_minimal'
> This is driving me up the wall and down the other side since it is
> obvious that the linuxthreads directory is part of the rpath, and I know
> that all of the pthreads libraries are compiled, so I can't find a
> single reason why it doesn't work.  
> A little background for you...  mips_41xx_le is actually the
> mipsel-linux compiler under a different name (from the MontaVista CDK). 
> I invoked my configure script as such:
> ./configure --enable-add-ons=linuxthreads
> --prefix=/opt/hardhat/devkit/mips/41xx_le/mipsel-hardhat-linux
> mipsel-hardhat-linux
> I would really appreciate any patches, advice or therapy.

No patches but the advice to dump this compiler entirely for glibc 2.2 use.
Your compiler seems to be a derivate of egcs 1.0 or similar vintage which
like in this case misstreats undefined weak symbols.


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