Re: glibc and 2.1.26

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 16:26:17 -0500

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 10:31:58 +0200 (SAT)
From: Flippie Spies <>

Yes I had the same problem, when I update my binutils it went away.


Current Minimal Requirements

Upgrade to at *least* these software revisions before thinking you've
encountered a bug!

- Binutils

Note that the last officially released version of Binutils is,
and binutils isn't even available in the GCC private developers
snapshot location anymore.

When I tried using the latest private snapshot, which is binutils, the kernel wouldn't build at all --- ld complained that the
___{start,stop}___{extable,keytab} symbols were missing.

Stymied, I fell back to the binutils that's included with RedHat
4.1, and the resulting kernel appeared to work.

We should be really, really careful before telling people to use private
development-only snapshots. In fact, if the only way to compile the 2.1
kernel is to use private development-only snapshots, I would agrue
something really wrong has happened.

- Ted