Problem applying glibc-2.3.6-fstack_protector-1.patch in HLFS 6.11

Jason Stevens jastev at
Thu Dec 29 23:34:39 PST 2005

Hey all -

I'm going through my first HLFS build (against book SVN-20051221) and 
running into a problem early in the process of building the main system. 
   (Building the tool chain had no reported problems.)

Specifically, in chapter 6.11, after untarrring glibc-2.3.6 and 
glibc-libidn-2.3.6, I apply the first two patches (arc4random and ssp) 
with no problem, but then something goes awry with fstack_protector. 
Here's the shell log:

root:/sources# tar -xf glibc-2.3.6.tar
root:/sources# tar -xf glibc-libidn-2.3.6.tar
root:/sources# cd glibc-2.3.6
root:/sources/glibc-2.3.6# patch -Np1 -i ../glibc-2.3.6-arc4random-1.patch

patching file manual/arc4random.3
patching file stdlib/Makefile
patching file stdlib/arc4random.c
patching file stdlib/arc4randomII.c
patching file stdlib/stdlib.h
patching file sysdeps/posix/tempname.c
root:/sources/glibc-2.3.6# patch -Np1 -i ../glibc-2.3.6-ssp-1.patch
patching file sysdeps/generic/libc-start.c
patching file sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Dist
patching file sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Makefile
patching file sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Versions
patching file sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/stack_protector.c
root:/sources/glibc-2.3.6# patch -Np1 -i 
../glibc-2.3.6-fstack_protector-1.patchpatching file catgets/Makefile
patching file crypt/Makefile
patching file debug/Makefile
patching file elf/Makefile
patching file elf/rtld.c
patching file iconv/Makefile
patching file intl/Makefile
can't find file to patch at input line 290
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|diff -Naur glibc-2.3.6.orig/libidn/Makefile glibc-2.3.6/libidn/Makefile
|--- glibc-2.3.6.orig/libidn/Makefile   2004-03-12 20:44:43.000000000 +0000
|+++ glibc-2.3.6/libidn/Makefile        2005-11-13 18:03:08.000000000 +0000
File to patch:

And patch pauses for input...

I'm a little deviant, in that the prereqs say that you need to build on 
an LFS or HLFS system, and my host is Fedora Core 4.  But this doesn't 
smell like a problem there, to me at least - I'm using patch compiled in 
the toolchain, in the chroot, against virgin sources.  Other than that, 
script input has been pretty much cut'n'pasted into the shell to 
eliminate typos, so I think it's a stock build.

One note that may be worthwhile:  At least one of the patches downloaded 
earlier was corrupt (the file was truncated prematurely).  That problem 
went away by redownloading the file.  I pulled down a fresh copy of this 
patch, and diff shows no changes, so presumably that is not the problem 

Thanks in advance,


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