[tex-live] pdftex on linux-alpha, libstdc++ problems

Norbert Preining preining@logic.at
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 14:56:00 +0100


Hi Martin Schroeder, hi list!

I am building binaries for the texlive7 on alpha-linux and I am
fighting with the libstdc++ problem of pdftex. There have been
several report of none existing libraries using the alphaev5-osf4.0d
binaries. These binaries work under linux, but the pdftex always
has problems with libstdc++  ---  or the people have problems
obtaining this library.

I compiled TL on debian/GNU Linux woody (3.0) with glibc2.2 and
the binaries are only able to run on glibc2.2 systems. I could
compile on an old machine with redhat 6.? with glibc2.1. These
binaries would run on glibc2.2 machines too, but as always, the
libstdc++ has wrong versions.

Is it possible/feasible to compile libstdc++ static into pdftex, 
at least on alpha/linux architecture? Or to produce a statically
linked and a dynamically linked version from which people can
choose?

The other way would be to make two sets of bianries
	alpha-linux-glibc22
	alpha-linux-glibc21
till all major distributions are over to glibc22.

I do not know what other binaries may have problems, but we should
find a solution for TL7.

Herzliche Gre

Norbert

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