CH. 5 Testing Glibc: FATAL: kernel too old

Archaic archaic at
Sun Aug 22 21:38:32 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 12:29:04AM -0400, Dominic L Hilsbos wrote:
> If you can only build a 2.6 kernel on a system running a 2.6 kernel, 
> then don't you have a chicken and egg problem?  And more relevant, how 
> do I manage to get a 2.6 kernel running to build on?  I can't really 
> take the computer down to boot it to, say, a bootable CD, and I'm not 
> really prepared to try to cross compile, in addition to building a 
> testing version.

Read the chapter 5 glibc command explanations and you will see that
--enable-kernel=2.6.0 is your problem for the new build, but has nothing
to do with the host. For the host you need to use a temp 2.6 kernel.


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