I build my glibc with the line --libexecdir=/usr/lib/glibc. Usually you would
see a directory under that named getconf. Not on my last few builds, the
/usr/lib/getconf, gets placed into /usr/bin/getconf and the getconf executable
doesn't even get installed.
During the build I noticed a lot of messages like
mkdir /usr/src/temp-build/login, but on the getconf stuff I saw the following
mkdir /usr/bin/getconf. Also during the build a lot of messages like this would
appear Makefile:267: warning: overriding commands for target `/usr/bin/getconf'
../Makerules:1033: warning: ignoring old commands for target `/usr/bin/getconf'
I posted a message a long time back, and was never satisfied with the answer,
but decided to investigate this a lot further. I have seen this error on various
Upon checking /usr/bin/getconf, he found the getconf was a directory with 2
files in it
The line numbers do not jibe with any current sources, making your report
suspect. The errors indicate that you have set libexecdir to /usr/bin.
There is no evidence here of an actual problem, probably just configuration
errors in your build.
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