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Can't figure this one out. I am attempting to install glibc on a Debian GNU/Linux system. When I run configure I get: checking whether as is GNU as... yes checking ...
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    glibc versions of as & ld (binutils-2.23) are ... simply bad


    Can't figure this one out. I am attempting to install glibc on a Debian GNU/Linux system.

    When I run configure I get:

    checking whether as is GNU as... yes
    checking whether ld is GNU ld... yes
    checking for as... as
    checking version of as... 2.23, bad
    checking for ld... ld
    checking version of ld... 2.23, bad
    checking for pwd... /bin/pwd
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking version of gcc... 4.4.5, ok
    checking for gnumake... no
    checking for gmake... no
    checking for make... make
    checking version of make... 3.81, ok
    checking for gnumsgfmt... no
    checking for gmsgfmt... no
    checking for msgfmt... no
    checking for makeinfo... makeinfo
    checking version of makeinfo... 4.13, ok
    checking for sed... sed
    checking version of sed... 4.2.1, ok
    checking for autoconf... no
    configure: error:
    *** These critical programs are missing or too old: as ld



    But isn't binutils-2.23 the latest version???

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    Why are you trying to install glibc from source? This is only recommended for experts. Installing the GCC compiler tools from apt or synaptic will install the appropriate glibc libraries for your needs.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Why are you trying to install glibc from source? This is only recommended for experts. Installing the GCC compiler tools from apt or synaptic will install the appropriate glibc libraries for your needs.
    I'm trying to do linux from scratch and one of the host system requirements is: Glibc-2.5.1 (Versions greater than 2.14.1 are not recommended as they have not been tested).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnymacuser View Post
    I'm trying to do linux from scratch and one of the host system requirements is: Glibc-2.5.1 (Versions greater than 2.14.1 are not recommended as they have not been tested).
    Ah! Ok. I installed LFS myself a year or so ago and did not have this problem, though it may be one now. I'll have to do some more investigation. What version of Debian are you running this on?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Ah! Ok. I installed LFS myself a year or so ago and did not have this problem, though it may be one now. I'll have to do some more investigation. What version of Debian are you running this on?
    6.0

    Huh, interesting ... the weird thing is it worked a couple of days ago on the same machine before I did a fresh install.

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