Problems building R6B with Linux/glibc 2.1

Samuel Tardieu sam@REDACTED
Tue Nov 30 17:55:00 CET 1999

>>>>> "Chuan-kai" == Chuan-kai Lin <cklin@REDACTED> writes:

Chuan-kai> The machine is an up-to-date Debian potato system.  Any
Chuan-kai> ideas?

Use the Debian package? :)

Seriously, this bug is due to an incompatibility with

       -shared -lieee -lm

See my bug report against the libc6-dev package at

You can use the following patch in the meantime, which is the one I
used for building the Debian package.

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Note that now that all popular Linux systems are using glibc 2.1+, the
Erlang maintainers could remove the check for -lieee from, it would be much cleaner, even if the problem comes from
the Debian libc6-dev package.

Samuel Tardieu -- sam@REDACTED

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