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Re: [bug #14925] Non-portable binary compilations on linux

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [bug #14925] Non-portable binary compilations on linux
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 21:32:47 +0000
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>> - Can you be more precise about how __libc_stack_end is non-portable?
>>   (Is it just a matter of having a recent enough glibc?)
> My guess would be __libc_stack_end is portable enough, in the sense of
> being upward compatible between glibc versions.  Maybe the OP was
> moving to an older one.

That would be my guess too, and hence (I think) not a scenario that we
need to worry about.

>> - What do you mean "statically linking from the share directory"?
> I can't tell what that means either.  Moved directories or something.
> Unlikely to be a good thing.

I thought it could mean somehow linking the Scheme code as text into
the libguile library or guile executable - which I've vaguely mulled
as being possibly useful for embedded systems without a filesystem...

>> But I don't see any way, either in this mail or in the bug report on
>> savannah, to contact the submitter ...
> Unless the submitter is lurking here we'll have to close it as unable
> to be actioned, not aware of such a problem ...

I guess we should just allow a few days to pass first, then.


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