From: email@example.com (H.J. Lu)
Subject: ANNOUNCE: the Linux C library 4.2 is on tsx-11.
Keywords: library 4.2
Organization: School of EECS, Washington State University
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1992 04:42:34 GMT
Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Welsh)
This is the release of the Linux C library 4.2. You have to
install the source code of 0.98 pl5 to use it since fd_set is changed
and it needs <linux/ioctl.h>. You don't have to use 0.98 pl 5 kernel.
But 0.98 pl 4 kernel is necessary. You also need gcc 2.3.3 or above to
Since kernel now has the 387 emulation, we don't need soft math library
I was told this shared image work with older kernel (newer than 0.97
pl4). I have put libnet.a and librpc.a back into libc.a.
Please get the latest binutils.TZ from tsx-11.mit.edu if you cannot
get your binaries linked with the shared libraries.
You can get them from tsx-11.mit.edu under pub/linux/GCC. The
file names are image-4.2.TZ, extra-4.2.TZ, gxx-2.3.TZ, inc-4.2.TZ,
jump-4.2.TZ and libc-4.2.TZ.
Please read ChangeLog for details of the bug fixes.
The file list:
The shared images and libraries. To install it, as root do
rm -rf ./lib ./usr
tar xvvofz image-4.2.TZ
cp -av ./lib ./usr /
ln -sf libc.so.4.2 libc.so.4
If you have an early version of libc.so.4.2 installed, you may have
to play with it, like
cp libc.so.4.2 libc.so.4.2.old
ln -sf libc.so.4.2.old libc.so.4
mv libc.so.4.2 foo
before you unpack image-4.2.TZ. The iostream is in libc.so.4.2. But
you have to use -nojump to use it since the external interface of
iostream may change in the future.
libg.a and libc_p.a. To install
tar xvvofz extra-4.2.TZ
libg.a is very big. I usually do
ln -s libc.a libg.a
since I usually do not debug the C library this way.
libg++.a, g++-include and genclass. It is libg++ 2.3. To install
tar xvvofz gxx-2.3.TZ
Iostream is in libc.a. To use it, you have to use -nojump
or -static in your LDFLAGS.
To use the 4.2 header files, do
tar xvvofz inc-4.2..TZ
/usr/include/asm and /usr/include/linux may be wrong. Please make
a right symbolic link to each of them according to your Linux kernel
Change of the header files from 1129 to 4.2. It is in the testing
tar xvvofz inc1229-4.2.TZ
There is also a file called jump-4.2.TZ for building the shared
image for the C library 4.2. Please install image-4.2.TZ first since
you need libgcc.a in it. The has been changed a lot thanks to
email@example.com (Doug Evans).
The source code of the Linux C library 4.2.
Change of the source code from 1229 to 4.2. It is in the testing
Change log for the Linux C library.
Please fix the file permissions after you install it.
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