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Re: build problems on old Linux libc5

From: Alain Guibert
Subject: Re: build problems on old Linux libc5
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 17:44:09 +0100 (CET)
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Hello Bruno,

 On Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 14:08:54 +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:

> Alain Guibert wrote:
>> On my old Linux box (Intel Pentium 200 MMX, Debian bo, kernel 2.0.40,
>> gcc, libc 5.4.33, GNU ld cygnus-2.7.1, libiconv 1.11,
>> pth 2.0.7, i586-pc-linux-gnulibc1) during gettext 0.15 build, make
>> fails:
>>| ../intl/.libs/libintl.so: undefined reference to `__pthread_read'
> Yes, the --disable-threads option is provided so you can get around
> weird problems with older multithread implementations. I don't have
> time to dig into the details; Linux libc5 is not a relevant platform
> nowadays.

Of course I understand. However pth 2.0.7 is a very recent version,
AFAICS the latest, dated June 2006.

>>| /tmp/gettext-0.15/gettext-tools/libgrep/dfa.c:2531: undefined reference to 
> Thanks for reporting this. I'm adding this.

Very much thank you: With your patch, gettext 0.15 builds nicely!

>> The old GNU sed 2.05 does not properly execute the script
>> gettext-{runtime,tools}/po/insert-header.sin
> The current version of GNU sed is 4.1.5. You can install it on an
> older machine without risk. There's no point in trying to work around
> bugs in sed 2.x.

OK thanks, I'll adopt a recent sed.


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