[Starkit] Mandrake 7.2 tclkits
jcw at equi4.com
Tue Apr 25 01:07:06 CEST 2006
Guaca Mole wrote:
> Can you be a bit more specific about what the problems
> that you found in newer linux distributions with
> mandrake 7.2-based tclkit builds?
> It has worked for me fine in a lot of Linux
> distributions, compiling stdc++ statically
Well, the main problem right now is not the choice of MD72, but the
fact that my vmware-based image is not usable anymore to build on. I
updated vmware over the years, and as of v5 (or 5.5, I forgot), it
insisted on "upgrading" the (virtual) hardware of the setup I had
running MD72. After that, the MD72 system no longer recognizes the
ethernet card, which makes it quite inconvenient for me to build on.
I normally nfs-mount my kit build area on whatever system I want and
build using a single setup.
Someone else also confirmed that MD72 works well, so I may just try
to get that (truly ancient) MD72 setup going again. What worries me
a bit is that it is old also in terms of gcc/glibc/libstdc++ - so all
the more recent security fixes will not be in there.
Meanwhile, how do the SuSE 8.2 builds work out for you? I haven't
built a dynamic one with libstdc++ linked in statically, but I might
have a go at that if it helps.
Rhetorical question: could there be some Linux distro out there which
is specifically designed to produce binaries which can be used on a
maximum number of platforms? If not, why not? Does no one else on
this planet deploy non-trivial binaries for Linux?
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