glibc install problem

Amitav Mohanty amitavmohanty01 at
Mon Oct 13 09:21:06 PDT 2008

Thank you for your help Chris. I will check and follow up on this.

Chris Staub wrote:
> Chris Staub wrote:
>> 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?
> Either that, or reusing the glibc source and/or build dirs from earlier? 
> If so, you'll need to rm both and try again.

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