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Re: binutils test result mysteries


Just a follow up.  A good result was achieved however the Red Hat support people do not
know the command line either : 

|         Case Information            |
Case Title       : Need to install static glibc package
Case Number      : 00749193
Case Open Date   : 2012-12-02 08:09:45

Most recent comment: On 2012-12-03 06:05:43, Basant, Divya commented:
"Hello Dennis 

glibc static libraries have been separated and assembled into a separate package glibc-static. It is available in RHEL Workstation Optional channel. Please subscribe your system to Optional Channel, if it is not already subscribed to it and install using below command:

# yum install glibc-static

I would also like to inform you that static linking is emphatically discouraged for all Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. For more information, please refer to the below link:

Thanks & Regards,

------------------ The result was to read and do this ---------

read a statement on the instability of the API's in libC and perhaps Linux :

I found better instructions here : 

Therefore :

[root@sedna ~]# rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-workstation-optional-6
Username: myRHNusername
Password:  myRHNpasswd

[root@sedna ~]# yum install glibc-static
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
rhel-x86_64-workstation-optional-6                       | 1.8 kB     00:00     
rhel-x86_64-workstation-optional-6/primary               | 1.1 MB     00:00     
rhel-x86_64-workstation-optional-6                                    4628/4628
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package glibc-static.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package      Arch   Version           Repository                          Size
 glibc-static x86_64 2.12-1.80.el6_3.6 rhel-x86_64-workstation-optional-6 1.4 M

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.4 M
Installed size: 0  
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.6.x86_64.rpm                | 1.4 MB     00:00     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.6.x86_64                        1/1 
  Verifying  : glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.6.x86_64                        1/1 

  glibc-static.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.6                                       


------- binutils test now result thus : 

                === binutils Summary ===

# of expected passes            97
# of unsupported tests          1

                === gas Summary ===

# of expected passes            670
../as-new 2.23.1

                === ld Summary ===

# of expected passes            777
# of unexpected failures        8
# of unexpected successes       33
# of expected failures          28
# of untested testcases         1
/usr/local/build/binutils-2.23.1_2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64.001/ld/ld-new 2.23.1

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