[tlbuild] asy & libgcc_s.so.1

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Oct 6 01:42:57 CEST 2009

On 5 October 2009 Vladimir Volovich wrote:

 > "RK" == Reinhard Kotucha writes:
 >  RK> And I always thought that Peter's system is even older than
 >  RK> mine. :)
 > what's so cool in running an outdated os? :)

Hi Vladimir,
I'm surprised that you are not aware of the "TeX Live Build Contest".
The rules are simple:  The one who has the oldest system is the looser...
...and has to provide the binaries.

For instance: I provided binaries for TL-2007.  They didn't work for
Hartmut because he had an older system than me and we decided to ship
Hartmut's binaries instead of mine.  A year later, Hartmuts binaries
didn't work for me because meanwhile he updated his system and I
provided the binaries.  This year, the award goes to Peter because he
has by far the oldest system.

To be more serious:  I update my system each weekend. But unlike
Debian, Gentoo only provides "stable" and "testing".  There is nothing
in-between and I decided to use "stable".  There is a newer gcc on my
sytem but it isn't used by default:

ls -l /usr/bin/gcc*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14512 May 30 20:24 /usr/bin/gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    62 Apr 13  2008 /usr/bin/gcc-4.1.1 -> /usr/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.1.1/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    62 May 30 20:24 /usr/bin/gcc-4.1.2 -> /usr/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.1.2/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    62 Oct  5 00:33 /usr/bin/gcc-4.3.2 -> /usr/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.3.2/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc

But I hesitate to change anything here because a little mistake can
break the whole system.  The Gentoo update mechanism heavily depends
on gcc.

The Kernel is antique.  It even doesn't support sound.  This bothers
me a lot.  But there are so many other things with higher priorities...

 >  RK> Does the binary I compiled work on your system?
 >  RK>    http://tug.org/~kotucha/asy.gz
 > no, it doesn't:



works fine here.  

 > Here is a recipe i used to build asymptote to minimize shared library
 > dependencies:
 > [...]

Will look into it later.  I'm quite dizzy, went to bed too late last


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