glibc install problem

Chris Staub chris at
Sun Oct 12 22:03:30 PDT 2008

Amitav Mohanty wrote:
> Hello
> I am trying to install LFS 6.2 on a core 2 duo 2 gigahertz system with a
> pata hard disk. In chapter 6 after installing the linux libc headers and
> man pages when I try to install glibc I got this error saying "cannot
> compute sizeof long double" when I run the configure script. I checked
> the archives for support. I saw someone pointing out about the toolchain
> having static links to the host system. However, before chrooting I had
> checked that the tools were based on the packages installed in the new
> filesystem.
> Thank you.

Would you happen to be using stuff in /tools that was previously used to 
build an LFS system?

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