Glibc Note for Release

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Wed Jun 29 10:39:26 PDT 2005

Jim Gifford wrote:
> I just confirmed something that we need to probably put a note into the 
> book.
> If a glibc in chapter 5 is built without support for libidn, and you 
> attempt to build it in chapter 6 with libibn you will get the symlink 
> failure in the chapter 6 glibc. This has been mentioned on the lists 
> before, but I have confirmed it.

Are we planning on putting libidn in the book? If not, I don't see why 
we need such a note, as the only time you should be building glibc is if 
you're building a new system. As per our usual stance on this sort of 
thing, items that fall outside the realm of the book should be hint 


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