uclibc vs glibc

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Nov 1 05:13:55 PST 2004

On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 08:08:20AM -0400, Robert Connolly wrote:
> How does Glibc help us achieve any goal? The main goal is about
> learning. If its not going to rebuild itself then gcc, binutils,
> libtool, autofoo, etc could all be removed from chapter 6. But thats
> still not a reason yet to not use Uclibc.

The main goal is learning. However, learning isn't limited to a system
that can rebuild itself. But to be more specific than I was in my last
message, if a non-grsec enabled kernel is all that is needed to be able
to rebuild, it seems far more intuitive to do that than replace the core
C libraries with what must, by all logic, be seen as a much less tested

I'm sure by now you know my default position is one of skepticism. Don't
misread my concerns as saying you shouldn't venture on this road. I just
like to at least get multiple perspectives out on the table for people
to chew on. I do like the idea of full PIC, I'm just wondering at what
cost should its fruition be realized?


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