[Dev] Fwd: [arch-dev-public] Toolchain changes

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at endefensadelsl.org
Tue Jan 22 06:25:43 GMT 2013


----- Forwarded message from Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> -----

> Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:22:04 +1000
> From: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> To: Public mailing list for Arch Linux development
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> Subject: [arch-dev-public] Toolchain changes
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> In my ongoing quest to bring packages to being as vanilla as possible, I
> have made some adjustments to the toolchain.  These are nothing that
> anybody should notice, but I though it worth a post here.
> The changes:
> 1) /lib and /lib64 symlinks have been moved from glibc to the filesystem
> package. Also a /usr/lib64 symlink has been added (see below).
> This will make updates more difficult (though not impossible) for those
> who do not have the /lib symlink yet.  But if you have not upgraded in
> over six months, why do you use a rolling release?   The workaround I
> provided of temporarily using a glibc-2.16 package without the lib
> symlink is in the process of dying anyway with packages build built with
> glibc-2.17.
> 2) The "pure64" patch has been removed from glibc.  Well, part of it.  I
> added a sed to keep the 64bit system library directory as /lib.  Even
> though /lib64 is effectively the same, pacman-4.0 can not handle that well.
> This changes the ELF interpreter on x86_64 from
> /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 to /lib64/ld-....   Again, symlinks make this
> not matter.
> 3) I do not adjust the paths in ldd any more - this required the
> /usr/lib64 for it to keep working.  The /lib64 symlink is not enough as
> I configure glibc to use /usr/lib as its system library directory.
> 4) ldconfig gets a symlink in /usr/bin.  This will probably be helpful
> in the future when /sbin dies.  Also, I do not remove the default of
> ldconfig searching /usr/lib /usr/libx32 /usr/lib64, so "ldconfig -v"
> will complain about /usr/lib64 being given more than once as it is
> /usr/lib (and any other directory added in ld.so.conf) and about
> /usr/libx32 being absent.  I might see if this can be fixed through
> adding a configure option upstream, but given no-one will probably
> notice it is not worth fixing.
> Wouldn't it be great if everything was just ./configure; make; make
> install...
> tl:dr; things will get more difficult for those who have not updated in
> six months, but no-one should notice any other change.
> Allan

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