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Re: glibc 2.3.1 borked

From: Flavio Veloso
Subject: Re: glibc 2.3.1 borked
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 15:18:44 -0300 (BRT)

Please RTFM before bashing others.

This is on the first paragraph of the INSTALL file:

   Before you do anything else, you should read the file `FAQ' located
   at the top level of the source tree.

This is on the FAQ:

   2.37.   When recompiling GCC, I get compilation errors in libstdc++.

   {BH} You are trying to recompile gcc 3.2?  You need to patch gcc
   3.2, because some last minute changes were made in glibc 2.3 which
   were not known when gcc 3.2 was released.  The patch is at


So please apply the patch and try again.

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002 address@hidden wrote:

> dear programmers. i am sitting here on a halfbroken system right now and i am 
> terrible upset and pissed off because of the bad quality in your releases.
> i downloaded glibc 2.3.1 today and compiled it as usual (it is not the first 
> time that i compile glibc or gcc on my own) and today
> i figured out that glibc 2.3.1 is as usual fucked up. i can't understand why 
> you people release things without proper testing.
> look i compiled glibc 2.3.1, run the check and installed it. so far 
> everything works perfectly. i bet thats all you folks did too and after this 
> you simply threw out the shit without proper verification that other programs 
> namely 'gcc-3.2' could be re-compiled with that shit.
> try to install glibc-2.3.1 on a normal intel platfrom by using ./configure 
> --prefix=/usr && make && make install. then try to re-compile the official 
> 3.2 release of gcc with ./configure --prefix=/usr && make bootstrap. the 
> compile fails in the libstdc++-v3 in the locale.cc file. i mean i respect all 
> your hard work on making gnu tools so powerful but you really need to proper 
> check the stuff before releasing it.
> i mean it makes no real sense to release a new glibc-2.3.1 which is not able 
> to compile at least gcc-3.2 afterwards. i would really be thankful if you 
> make sure for the future that at least major things like linux kernel and gcc 
> could be compiled with it.
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