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Re: binutils test result mysteries

----- Original Message -----
From: Dimitry Andric <>
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 8:35 pm
Subject: Re: binutils test result mysteries
To: Dennis Clarke <>

> On 2012-12-02 02:17, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> >> My guess is you need to run the following:
> >>
> >>     sudo yum install glibc-static
> >>
> >> Does that help? :)
> >
> > hrmmm .. no such thing as glibc-static but I see what you are thinking.
> The failures shown in your logs seemed to be related to static linking
> failures.  If you don't have /usr/lib/libc.a, all attempts at static
> linking will fail.
> Red Hat makes it difficult to get a static C library, for some reason.
> You need to turn on the "RHEL Server Optional" category in your package
> manager to even see it.

Looks like they hid it way down in this : 

[root@sedna ~]# yum provides "*/libc.a" 
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
1:compat-glibc-2.5-46.2.x86_64 : Compatibility C library
Repo        : rhel-x86_64-workstation-6
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/lib/x86_64-redhat-linux5E/lib64/libc.a

The name "Compatibility C library" doesn't fill me with warm and fuzzy joy.


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