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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:38 am    Post subject: Serious Kernel / glibc update problems (catch 22! help) Reply with quote

I am trying to update my old Gentoo system for the first time in almost two years, and I seem to be stuck in a catch 22.

Following the kernel update guide, it says to update the world first, which I started, but when it gets to "glibc-2.3.5.r2", it fails because I do not have a kernel of 2.6.6 or higher.

So, I try to skip ahead in the kernel guide and try to emerge "gentoo-sources", but it also has "glibc" as a dependency.

I cant update glibc without kernel 2.6.6 without gentoo-sources without glibc !!!!!!

So many things have changed with the kernel, gcc, portage, EVERYTHING.
How do I get to the next step?

Code:
 * Warning! Gentoo's GLIBC with NPTL enabled now behaves like the
 * glibc from almost every other distribution out there. This means
 * that glibc is compiled -twice-, once with linuxthreads and once
 * with nptl. The NPTL version is installed to lib/tls and is still
 * used by default. If you do not need nor want the linuxthreads
 * fallback, you can disable this behavior by adding nptlonly to
 * USE to save yourself some compile time.
>>> Unpacking source...

 * Checking gcc for __thread support ... yes
 * Checking kernel version (>=2.6.6) ... no

 * You need a kernel of at least version 2.6.6
 * for NPTL support!




Edit: MODS, I am duplicating this in "Kernel", as I think it is the better place for this thread, please kill this one when you wish.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you don't want to back up and do a full re-install, then maybe incrementally upgrade to, say, 2.6.5, and then see if you can get past that point of inflection.
In other words, the elephant may be more consumable in smaller bytes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads in favour of kernel / glibc *OLD INSTALL(catch 22 in kernel update guide).

Please don't repost a thread in a different forum - report it instead, and a moderator will move it for you.
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