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Re[4]: Linux LibC [ was: Re: Re[3]: Linux/MIPS ]

Subject: Re[4]: Linux LibC [ was: Re: Re[3]: Linux/MIPS ]
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 09:02:25 -0500


>           Hi All -
>           Mike and I are working on the Big Endian MIPS port here at 
>           Sanders, and I have yet another question for the list (and 
>           for Ralph and Uli in particular).

Ralph?  I don't see a Ralph? (whistle ...)

          Oops!  Sorry about that - guess that's why I never went into politics 

>           I have been downloading the libc-4.6.27-2 code and includes 
>           from  (well, the 4.6.27 and 
>           the -2.diffs for both).  The includes seems to be missing a 
>           /mips subdirectory.  Does this come from somewhere else or 
>           is this a problem?

Oops?  There is a mips directory in the patches.  I bet you didn't give
a -p option to patch.  In that case patch generates the new files in
your current directory ...

               That's probably it.  I don't think the description of switches
               in the patch man page is all that clear.  Another newbie slip.
               Thanks for catching it.

>           The real question that I wanted to ask, though, is since we 
>           are doing a big endian port - should we be using the GNU 
>           glibc instead?  And if so, is the 
>  the best place to get it?  
>           (I assume it is, I'm just checking in case someone else has 
>           a better one they've been working on.)

The Linux libc runs well on 68k, so there are no byteorder problems left
in 4.6.27.  The real reason to use the GNU libc is that 4.6.27 won't run
on a current kernel and I won't fix that.


               OK Ralf - looks like time to go GNU libc hunting... Thanks for 
               the info once again.


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