[lfs-dev] glibc and rpc headers

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 21:13:24 PDT 2012


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 03:46:00AM +0100, Jasmine Iwanek wrote:
>>
>> As I've stated several times now, we should *not* be pulling host
>> headers into glibc.
>>
>   You haven't explained why you didn't install the headers on youur
> first build.  In page 6.9 we say
>
> Install NIS and RPC related headers that are not installed by
> default; these are required by several BLFS packages:
>
> cp -v ../glibc-2.16.0/sunrpc/rpc/*.h    /usr/include/rpc
> cp -v ../glibc-2.16.0/sunrpc/rpcsvc/*.h /usr/include/rpcsvc
> cp -v ../glibc-2.16.0/nis/rpcsvc/*.h    /usr/include/rpcsvc

I don't have the instructions memorized and completely forgot about 
that.  Excellent spot.

>   Sure, we've only started this discussion because you didn't do
> that, and some of the results have been interesting, but we _expect_
> those headers to get installed (like they were in past versions of
> glibc).
>
>   Do we need to use stronger language, or perhaps avoid the
> explanation so that people who think "I don't care about XXX in
> BLFS" will not omit them ?  I'm curious.

We _can_ reword that sentence:

Install NIS and RPC related headers that are not installed by default; 
these are required to rebuild glibc and by several BLFS packages:

   -- Bruce




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