Subject: Re: just a friendly warning
To: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/1997 19:41:15
Mike Long sez:
* >Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 02:24:30 -0400 (EDT)
* >From: "Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* >For a long time I've been lucky and building userland before a new
* >kernel hasn't hurt me too badly in general. Because of the new
* >getdents() system call, I badly screwed myself tonight doing just
* >that. In general, you MUST build a new kernel before building a new
* >libc. "The life you save might be your own...."
* I rebuild the kernel first whenever I see an update of
Good advice, I'll have to remember that.
I ended up building:
and after that it died. Everything I ran with sh would dump core
after returning from the exec (dowaitproc or something is where
Caught it before I rebooted my system, restored the old sh (always keep
a backup sh around), and built a kernel successfully and rebooted.
But then ldconfig caught the new libc which kept on dying with
"SYS_getdents() undefined in libc.so.12.19".
Got rid of libc.so.12.19 and everything is fine again. Now I need to
rebuild libc and try again.
* I also build all my kernels with COMPAT_12, which helps ease these
I think I've got compat all the way back to 1.1. Plus 4.3.
Has the problem been fixed so that I don't need COMPAT_43 to make
ttyname(3) not return ENOTTY?
* Mike Long <email@example.com> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
* "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
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