glibc 2.12.1 will not compile on Ubuntu 10.10

Allin Cottrell
Mon Oct 18 18:30:00 GMT 2010

On Mon, 18 Oct 2010, J. Random Coder wrote:

> This problem was reported-- and a patch created-- back in May 2008
> (see
> 2.12.1's source tarball is timestamped 03-Aug-2010.
> Why was this bug still in the current source tree, 2 years and 3
> months after it was made public?

Responsibility for this bug has been passed back and forth between
glibc and gcc, with each side claiming that it's really an error
on the other side. And while patches have been posted, (a) it's
not clear under exactly what conditions they will work and (b)
knowledgeable commentators seem to agree that the extant patches
are "not the right solution".

It's not a happy situation.

Allin Cottrell

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