bash compiling errors

Billy O'Connor billy at
Tue Oct 1 11:56:50 PDT 2002

pprins at (tim) writes:

> > Mandrake 9 uses bash-2.05b, so you're automatically fscked.  But even
> > retrofitting bash-2.05a onto it, which I've done on rc2, rc3 and 9
> > final, Mandrake has stopped including the glibc libraries necessary to
> > build even static bash with.  Reinstalling glibc, which is
> > non-trivial, might get you out of it, but I've not tested that.
> Ok, I think I figured it out. By default, Mandrake does not install the 
> glibc-static-devel package. After installing that, it seems to work ok.

No, thank *you*, Tim, I was dreading a flood of support posts about
this.  :)  I don't know enough about Mandrake to even know what that
rpm was.  This is good news.

Billy O'Connor
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