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Re: failed to compile glibc 2.1.2 - BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 problem

To: Jun Sun <>
Subject: Re: failed to compile glibc 2.1.2 - BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 problem
From: Andreas Jaeger <>
Date: 26 Apr 2000 10:53:38 +0200
Cc: Ulf Carlsson <>,,
In-reply-to: Jun Sun's message of "Mon, 24 Apr 2000 17:57:25 -0700"
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>>>>> Jun Sun writes:

 > Ulf Carlsson wrote:
>> On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Jun Sun wrote:
>> >
>> > I am having this problem while I am trying to build glibc v2.1.2.  Does
>> > anybody know about this problem?  Do I need some MIPS patch for building
>> > this?  Thanks.
>> You can't use glibc 2.1.2 on MIPS, 

 > Is there a specific reason why I can't use glibc 2.1.2?  We have been
 > using this version for other platforms (ppc, i386).  It would be nice to
 > stick with the same version for MIPS.

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.

 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs

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