My goal is to upgrade from glibc-2.0.7 to
glibc-2.1.1 (kernel 2.2.6). The reason for this
goal is so I can
install StarOffice, which demands glibc-2.1.1
(despite what it says in the packaging). It looks
as if I may need to upgrade my gcc as well.
If I could find the file ending in '.a' (as in
glibc.a; the static version) and the one with "so"
in it (as in glibc.so.2.1; the image), and if that
were indeed all I needed (as it says in the older
books - but maybe things have changed), then I am
good to go I believe for upgrading to glibc2.1.1.
I understand about not copying over my old lib's
(including the X libs) with the new libs (I
upgraded from libc5 to 2.0.7 a year ago).
But I can't for the life of me find these two
files on the ftp sites I've looked at. Seems like
the old sites now just have old stuff in them. I
did get the source of glibc2.1.1 from
ftp.debian.org but would need to compile this. I
am running gcc version 188.8.131.52 on a Pentium II
(Slackware 4.0 with the glibc upgrade to 2.0.7 as
$ gcc -v
Reading specs from
gcc version 184.108.40.206
Seems that I don't have the right version of gcc
installed (see output below), so hence my question
about where to find the binaries for the "recent
version of gcc" that the INSTALL file recommends.
I did get the entire source of gcc-2.95.2. When I
try to build gcc-2.95.2, the HOWTO says that
I have to get the CC environment variable pointing
to a working compiler, but it does not say how to
find the path (I assume the value of the
CC environment variable is a file path) to the
Here is the output from an attempted build of
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking sysdep dirs... sysdeps/i386/elf
sysdeps/unix/sysv sysdeps/unix/i386 sysdeps/unix
sysdeps/posix sysdeps/i386/i686 sysdeps/i386/i486
sysdeps/libm-i387 sysdeps/i386 sysdeps/wordsize-32
checking for a BSD compatible install...
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... gcc
checking version of gcc... 220.127.116.11, bad
checking for make... make
checking version of make... 3.76.1, ok
checking for msgfmt... msgfmt
checking version of msgfmt... 0.10.35, ok
checking for makeinfo... makeinfo
checking version of makeinfo... 1.68, ok
*** Some critical program is missing or too old.
*** Check the INSTALL file for required versions.
If anyone has any suggestion of how I may do this
in the most simple way possible (although
enjoyable, I do have other things I'd like to do
lately than compile source code for my linux box),
I would be most appreciative and thankful, and you
may call on me for astral blessings.
Thanks in advance,
". . . / This Cabinet is formd of Gold / And Pearl & Crystal shining bright
And within it opens into a World / . . .
Another England there I saw / Another London with its Tower
Another Thames & other Hills / And another pleasant Surrey Bower
. . ." - from The Crystal Cabinet, a poem by William Blake.