[lfs-support] Glibc-2.18 Test Suite Failed[SOLVED]

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Thu Oct 24 09:20:19 PDT 2013

On 10/23/2013 06:24 PM, Dan McGhee wrote:
> In fact, I don't think it conducted any tests.
> The commands I use in the glibc-build directory come right out of the book
> make -k check 2>&1 | tee glibc-check-log
> grep Error glibc-check-log
> I do call them from a function defined in a build.conf file called 
> check_commands, but that shouldn't make any difference--I think.
> Now that I think about it, the test suite didn't run for very long.  
> Maybe 1/2-3/4 hr.  I was doing something else.  I was really surprised 
> when I found the file I make from grepping glibc-check-log empty.  
> Yup, no info. And the glibc-check-log looked like everything had 
> happened normally with make[1-4] leaving directories until I was in 
> the directory containing the source and build directories.
> I checked the error log I generate during the build and the following 
> line appeared twelve times:
> make[2]: Circular /usr/src/glibc-2.18/glibc-build/linkobj/libc.so <- 
> /usr/src/glibc-2.18/glibc-build/linkobj/libc.so dependency dropped.
> Hopefully putting 2+2 together I googled on this and found:
> commit 5f855e3598a576c35e54623a13b256f3e87fcd4d
> Author: Brooks Moses <bmoses at google.com>
> Date:   Thu Oct 3 10:38:14 2013 -0700
>     Fix erroneous (and circular) implied pattern rule for 
> linkobj/libc.so.
>     [BZ #15915] As described in the bug, the pattern rule for lib%.so 
> files
>     in Makerules includes linkobj/libc.so as a dependency.  However, the
>     explicit rule for linkobj/libc.so is in the top-level Makefile.
>     Thus, the subdirectory makefiles that include Makerules end up 
> with an
>     erroneous makefile pattern rule for linkobj/libc.so that includes
>     itself as a dependency.  The result is make warnings whenever rules
>     for other .so files are resolved -- and, on occasion, actual makefile
>     failures when a race condition causes the implicit rule to 
> actually be
>     used.
>     This patch moves the explicit rules for linkobj/libc.so into 
> Makerules
>     to clear up this problem.  It also elaborates a couple of comments
>     that I'd initially found confusing.
> at upstream-tracker.org/changelogs/glibc/current/changelog.html
> I don't know how to get this patch, nor do I even know if this is what 
> caused the failure.  Couldn't find anything "on point" in the support 
> or dev archives.
> Any thoughts?  How to get the patch? Am I barking up the wrong tree?
Another "red face."  I found a logic error in my script.  Sorry for the 

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