NPTL auto detection

Vincent Béron vberon at
Fri May 9 15:18:23 CDT 2003

Dimitrie O. Paun a écrit:
> On Fri, 9 May 2003, Mike Hearn wrote:
>>We do, over at iirc, the biggest problems being that I
>>think they depend on ALSA (not sure why) and that nobody knows about them
>>unless they visit IRC. Plus they are for Redhat only (but really it's
>>mostly redhat users with the problems).
>>Perhaps it'd be easier to simply place a prominant warning on the
>>winehq homepage with pointers to
> Please don't -- we have a place on SF where we have packages, let's
> not complicate things. In fact, our RedHat RPMs are NTPL read,
> this is what the release notes say:
>     Notes: This release is compiled for a fully patched installation of 
>            Red Hat Linux 8.0, including (but not limited to) the 
>            glibc-2.3.2-4.80.6 errata package. It may or may not work with 
>            the original glibc package installed by Red Hat Linux 8.0. 

No they're not. Trust me :)
As I just said, the different glibc-2.3.x packages shipped by RH for RH8 
  do not work with NPTL. ./configure is not called with --with-nptl in 
my RPMs. The results on other distros (eg, RH9) are probably not too good.

What we need is effectively a set of RPMs for RH9 on The RPMs on are built with ./configure --with-nptl, so they would 
probably qualify. They are derived from my packages, themselves derived 
from the one RH shipped with RH8.

> The problem is that many people build from source, and ./configure
> doesn't do the expected thing: detect the requirements for the current
> system.

That's true. The same thing could be said regarding OpenGL versions, 
depending on the supplier of the driver and include files on both the 
compilation machine and where it is run.


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