Configure problems with glibc-2.2.5

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Fri Oct 18 04:45:17 PDT 2002

On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 01:33:39PM +0200, Christoph Berg wrote:
> Hello,
> I've problems configuring glibc-2.2.5.
> I run the command given in Chapter 6 of the LFS Book Version 4.
> Configure runs, but then break of with this error message:
> checking for assembler global-symbol directive... UNKNOWN
> configure: error: cannot determine asm global directive
> I think it has something to do with kernel asm-headers, but I used the
> commands given in the kernel part, to copy and built the assembler and
> header files.

Looks to be binutils related. You're in Chapter 6 so at this point you
should have the static binutils from Ch 5.

Sure you actually compiled binutils in Ch 5?
Sure the binutils are statically linked?
(from outside the chroot, do "file $LFS/static/bin/ld" and it should tell you)

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