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Re: [SLE] Recompiling glibc
  • From: pelibali <pelibali@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 19:31:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <20050228193124.1e9e1124@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:50:53 +0100
Philipp Thomas <.> wrote:

> JCVALIERE@xxxxxxx [Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:44:53 +0100]:
>
> >I'm running SLES 8 with kernel 2.4.21-273 and glibc-2.2.5.-233.
>
> If this is really the glibc, don't recompile it unless you're
> willing to recompile your complete system. glibc is the base on
> which almost *all* other packages build. So unless you're an expert
> and exactly know what you're doing, do not even think about
> recompiling glibc.
>
> > When I try to recompile glibc I got an error because the <gd.h>
> ><gdfonts.h> <gdfontl.h> and <gd_io.h> file is not found.
>

I followed your discussion, and would like to ask something in
(not so tight) relation to this topic.

On the install media of 9.1 I ride now, there is a "normal"
/suse/i586/ folder, containing among many others glibc/db rpms: all
having "SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586)" set as their distribution.
There are few other rpms, sitting in /suse/i686/, tagged differently:
db-4.2.52-86.i686.rpm SUSE SLES-9 (i686)
db-devel-4.2.52-86.i686.rpm SUSE SLES-9 (i686)
glibc-2.3.3-93.i686.rpm SUSE Linux 9.0.42 (i686)
glibc-devel-2.3.3-97.i686.rpm SUSE SLES-9 (i686)

I simply couldn't find out, what these are...
Is it "secure" enough to use these latter rpms for a normal "SuSE
Linux 9.1 (i686)" to achive higher optimization for the i686 CPU?
Or actually could somebody explain me please, why these rpms are
there, I mean who and why could install them?

Many thanks,
Pelibali

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