Compiling/building glibc

Attempt to build glibc on matrix/zenit servers.

Following gnu.org’s instructions on building/compiling the latest version 2.25 (https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Testing/Builds):

(Building without installing)

$ mkdir $HOME/src
$ cd $HOME/src
$ git clone git://sourceware.org/git/glibc.git
$ mkdir -p $HOME/build/glibc
$ cd $HOME/build/glibc
$ $HOME/src/glibc/configure --prefix=/usr
$ make

 

Ran into issues with disk quota on both zenit and matrix during the git clone process. Even with deleting unnecessary files, it seems that the quota is limited for accounts given by the school (for obvious reasons).

Attempt to install on local linux machine:

Downloaded vmware and virtual box –

problems after downloading openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64 (compatible to download and compile the latest version of glibc).

For some reason, only options to install using this iso are 32-bit, no 64-bit for both.

Gave up installation of local linux machine (simply too time consuming to download iso), went for easiest option (install onto betty/xerxes).

Attempt to install on betty:

Following gnu.org’s instructions on building/compiling the latest version 2.25 (https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Testing/Builds):

(Building without installing)

$ mkdir $HOME/src
$ cd $HOME/src
$ git clone git://sourceware.org/git/glibc.git
$ mkdir -p $HOME/build/glibc
$ cd $HOME/build/glibc
$ $HOME/src/glibc/configure --prefix=/usr
$ make

glibcpic

 

 

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