Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: Ed W <lists@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] Can I get some interest in the uclibc-0.9.33.ebuild
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:04:24
Message-Id: 4F5538D1.1040308@wildgooses.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-embedded] Can I get some interest in the uclibc-0.9.33.ebuild by Ed W
Come on... you know you want to...

Can we get some testing of this please?  An updated uclibc is a real 
blocker for supporting embedded - can we have a push to get this into 
portage please?

Cheers

Ed W



On 01/03/2012 10:44, Ed W wrote:
> Hi, could all uclibc users take a peek at: > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=308477 > > I have bumped the ebuild to 0.9.33 and also added some extremely hacky > patches to build iconv (and accidentally also locale) support. From > my limited understanding this almost works as expected and seems very > achievable to get to a fully working state. The iconv support is the > main thing I wanted. Locales seem to be included as part of the same > uclibc config switch, but don't add that much extra space - it would > be nice to have them independently selectable though > > I need some help: > - Testing the iconv stuff and working on the patches so they can go > upstream > - Fixing the ebuild to have an iconv flag to bring this stuff in a > selectable way > - Fixing the ebuild to allow selectable locales in some gentoo > acceptable way? > - Testing with hardened, ie gcc-4.5.3-r2 and the adjusted variable as > per bug (this brings SSP support to gcc on uclibc) > - Testing on as many other architectures than x86 as possible... > > The goal is to get this into tree as a masked ebuild as soon as > possible. The rest of the tree is growing away from supporting uclibc > because its the easiest option. However, if we can get 0.9.33 in good > shape then we have a modern drop in libc replacement which supports > modern hardened compilers, nptl and more - it's then feasible to start > filing bugs to other packages to add small patches as appropriate. In > particular having even partially working iconv support in uclibc would > appear to reduce the number of packages with uclibc conditional > compiles by a large chunk... > > Grateful for help getting this in shape > > Thanks > > Ed W >

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Re: [gentoo-embedded] Can I get some interest in the uclibc-0.9.33.ebuild Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>