[uClibc] Linux 2.2 kernel doesn't work

Erik Andersen andersen at codepoet.org
Thu Aug 5 17:21:32 UTC 2004


On Thu Aug 05, 2004 at 01:32:22PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 3aoo-cvfd at dea.spamcon.org wrote:
> 
> >
> > I would be grateful if any of you guys could shed some light on this.
> > I am currently running a very slim Linux on 486s using a minimalistic
> > 2.2 kernel and libc5.  I am keen to upgrade the libraries to uClibc,
> > but for various reasons I do not want to change the kernel.
> >
> > What is it about the prebuilt development system that makes some
> > binaries (ls, mv, ln, stat, strip, etc.) malfunction on a 2.2 kernel?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Steven
> >
>  Probably because the binaries are compiled against 2.4 kernel headers
> (whether directly or indirectly) and use functionality that isn't
> available in 2.2 kernels.

Yup, exactly so.  If people want binaries for 2.2.x, they will
need to compile stuff up themselves,

 -Erik

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