glibc-2.2.4 / configure hangs

Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at
Tue Oct 9 03:16:33 PDT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wolfgang Kerler" <wolfgang.kerler at>
To: <lfs-support at>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 11:43 PM
Subject: glibc-2.2.4 / configure hangs

> Hello!
> I know there have been several postings about glibc in the last weeks,
but I
> haven't found a solution for my actual problem there, so I am ask
> question concerning glibc:
> I trying to set up a new LFS-3.0-system from my running
> (on the same machine, second harddisk) and all worked quite fine up to
> chapter 6.
> Running the configure script (after doing chroot) as it is described
in the
> book, I get the following messages:
> --- (snip) ---
> checking for install-info... /usr/bin/install-info
> checking for old Debian install-info... no
> checking for bison... no
> checking for signed size_t type...
> And thats it!
> The configure script stops working at this point! After pressing
ctrl-d it
> continues, but I don't think this is the way configure should work!
> --- (after pressing ctrl-d) ---
>                                                  no
> checking for libc-friendly stddef.h... yes
> checking whether we need to use -P to assemble .S files... no
> checking whether .text pseudo-op must be used... yes
> checking for assembler global-symbol directive... .globl
> checking for .set assembler directive... no
> checking for .symver assembler directive... yes
> checking for ld --version-script... yes
> checking for .previous assembler directive... yes
> checking for .protected and .hidden assembler directive... yes
checking for
> -z nodelete option... no
> checking for -z nodlopen option... no
> checking for -z initfirst option... no
> checking for -Bgroup option... yes
> checking whether cc puts quotes around section names... no
> checking for assembler .weak directive... yes
> checking for ld --no-whole-archive... yes
> checking for gcc -fexceptions... yes
> checking for DWARF2 unwind info support... static
> checking for __builtin_expect... no
> checking for local label subtraction... no
> checking for libgd... no
> checking size of long double... 0
> running configure fragment for
> ../glibc-2.2.4/linuxthreads/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux
> running configure fragment for ../glibc-2.2.4/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux
> checking installed Linux kernel header files...
> The next stop, same problem as above. I think the kernel header files
> but this can't cause these troubles, can it?) are in the correct
place; and
> after pressing ctrl-d again, the script continues:
>                                                              2.0.10 or
> checking for symlinks in /usr/include... ok
> running configure fragment for ../glibc-2.2.4/sysdeps/unix/common
> running configure fragment for ../glibc-2.2.4/sysdeps/unix
> running configure fragment for ../glibc-2.2.4/sysdeps/generic
> checking stdio selection... libio
> checking for old glibc 2.0.x headers... no
> checking whether -fPIC is default... no
> updating cache ./config.cache
> creating ./config.status
> --- (snip) ---
> So - does anybody know how to fix this  problem with configure?
> Or should I start "make" anyway?
> It would be nice to hear your opinions.
> Oh, I think I will try tomorrow - it's nearly midnight!
> Wolfgang
> P.S.: Perhaps my computer is too tired to work properly? ;-)
You'll have to search the mail archives to verify this, but IIRC this is
a known problem with an optimized gcc in chroot.
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