Pushing forward with Onward.

Justin Mattock justinmattock at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 11:17:45 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Robert
Connolly<robert at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday June 17 2009 12:28:01 pm robert baker wrote:
>> Build Failures:
>> Libcap
>> This fails to build because of some conflict between capbility.h in
>> libcap and types.h in the kernel headers (I am still useing
>> so this may not happen with It can be worked around by
>> declaring
>> #include <linux/types.h> in progs/capsh.c before #include
>> <sys/capability.h>
> See if this patch helps:
> http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/devel/libcap/libcap-2.16-headerfix.patch?view=co
>> Bash
>> Because I was following along with the SVN-20080603 instructions, and
>> using the version of bash from Onward I hit a snag. Evidently there
>> are some new functions in the builtin readline that comes with bash.
>> These functions are not in the latest stable readline so builds fail
>> unless you allow bash to build it's builtin readline. Can we omit the
>> readline package or do other things depend on it?
> LFS is using --with-installed-readline (system readline). There must be a way
> to make it work.
> I'm also working on glibc-2.10.1 patches. The existing patches have a couple
> problems.
> I simplified the arc4random patch, using netbsd's arc4random.c ported to
> linux. Made __arc4random_stir a weak alias so the internal version is always
> used, and so it never conflicts with a function in the application or another
> library. I'm figuring out a test suite for arc4random() just to see that it
> works.
> The mktemp_urandom patch uses the wrong error number when /dev/urandom doesn't
> exist.
> Fixed mkstemps to use /dev/urandom. I found a test suite from INN (the news
> daemon).
> Made strlcat/strlcpy non-static, so they're in the shared library. This will
> break binary compatibility with other distributions. I found a test suite
> from INN.
> Some of the patches were using read(), instead of __read(). Fixed that.
> What's the view on upgrading GCC?
> robert
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Thanks for the patch for libcap.

As for upgrading gcc, I'd have to say
probably O.K. now,
a few weeks ago I ran into some issues
with 4.4.5(kernel wouldn't compile and libc) ended up
just downgrading to 4.4.0 since I was focusing on building
the rest of the system for myself.
But that has probably been fixed now.

Justin P. Mattock

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