problems with util-linux-2.12 in LFS 5.0 chapter 5 on sparc server

Ken Moffat ken at
Sun Nov 30 05:04:12 PST 2003

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Greg Schafer wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 01:53:51PM -0500, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> >
> > The latest update on this odd problem is at :
> >
> >
> Ok, I cannot see what the problem is :-(
> On the face of it, it seems to me as if the util-linux configure script is
> busted for your platform. If everything else in Ch 5 up to this point
> compiled ok, then I think it's a safe assumption. Blaming GCC when
> everything else compiled ok is not right.
> If you indeed forgot to apply the specs patch then that is easy to check
> for. Just peruse the specs file in:
> /tools/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.3.1/specs
> and make sure the dynamic linker is pointing at the one in /tools. Also, it
> won't hurt to double check by performing a quick sanity check:
> echo 'main(){}' > dummy.c
> gcc dummy.c
> readelf -l a.out | grep interpreter
> Good luck.

 And if that fails to show anything wrong, since you're in chapter 5 you
could run strace (from your host system) to see exactly where the
configure script is looking / what error codes it gets.

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