glibc questions

Tushar T tush at
Fri Nov 8 08:15:22 PST 2002

luis jure wrote:

>1) if i wanted to redo the build and install of glibc-2.2.5 (change the
>locales definition or whatever):
>   a) should i use the same commands from the book i used the first time
>when building in the chroot'ed environment, or should there be any changes?
Hint: you will need to remove three of the commands. Which commands will 
be obvious reading the command explainations.

>   b) any other things i should rebuild/reinstall after that?
Not required.

>   c) any special aspects i should take care of before/during/after
It is recommended to install when in single user mode.

>2) if i wanted to change to/add glibc-2.3:
>   a) is it possible?

>   b) is it convenient?
Yes and no, depends on how much you are willing to risk:) Many 
approaches have been suggested on the group, check the lfs-dev archives 
for October and November.

>   c) how can it be done?
Depends, there are many hacks when building from scratch. But if you 
plan to upgrade a 2.2.5 system to 2.3.1, you may just install the new 
glibc on top of the existing one, recompile all the pkgs in the order 
mentioned in the book and then delete the libraries that belong to 

>3) similar to above, if i wanted to wipe everything and build afresh but
>using glibc-2.3 instead of glibc-2.2.5:
>   a) should the commands given in the book change?
Depends on which method you follow.

>   b) which other packages should also be substituted?

>please excuse that these are a lot of questions not "a few" as i said at
>the beginning. needless to say, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Check out the archives, the search is not working but you can still 
search using google.

Tushar Teredesai
LFS ID: 1377

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