configuring glibc-2.8 for arm

abhijeet tripathi
Wed Nov 18 09:37:00 GMT 2009

Hi Petr,

--- On Wed, 18/11/09, Petr Baudis <> wrote:

> From: Petr Baudis <>
> Subject: Re: configuring glibc-2.8 for arm
> To: "Abhijeet Tripathi" <>
> Cc:, "" <>
> Date: Wednesday, 18 November, 2009, 2:45 PM
>   Hi!
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 01:23:32AM +0530, Abhijeet Tripathi
> wrote:
> > I am trying to build glibc-2.8 for arm-1176 baseboard.
> As arm is
> > maintained separately through glibc-ports package,
> therefore I
> > downloaded glibc-ports-2.8 package but I am not able
> to configure it
> > properly with glibc.
>   Do you have any special reason to use 2.8 in
> particular?
>   I don't know much about ARM, but openSUSE glibc has
> ARM build working,
> so you might want to look at glibc package for 11.2 and use
> the specfile
> as guide for your ARM build.

Actually I am not using spec file to build package. I am trying to build glibc-2.8 as a process of developing a customized toolchain for my arm-1176 baseboard. 

For this I am trying to run "configure" script to generate Makefile. I made following changes while configuration but still its failing to generate a Makefile.

# ../configure --host=arm-linux-eabi --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --with-headers=/home/abhijeet/IHR/kernel_src/linux-2.6-stable/include/ --with-numa-policy=yes --enable-shared --with-arch=armv6j --with-cpu=arm1136jf-s --with-fpu=vfp --enable-add-ons --with-tls --with-nptl
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... arm-linux-eabi
checking add-on glibc-ports-2.8 for preconfigure fragments... am33 arm hppa m68k mips
configure: running configure fragment for add-on nptl
*** The GNU C library is currently not available for this platform.
*** So far nobody cared to port it and if there is no volunteer it
*** might never happen.  So, if you have interest to see glibc on
*** this platform visit
*** and join the group of porters
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