On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 01:39:26PM -0700, jdow wrote:
By the way, why is there only an i686 nptl-devel package when it
appears to be required for glibc-devel and rpmlib?
Because Red Hat only compiles NPTL for i686.
I have glibc RPMs with NPTL for i486 here (for Red Hat 9; it's been too
long since I tried for Rawhide, but I won't have another chance to try
again for at least a couple of weeks):
The i486 packages seem to work on an i686 box. I no longer have any real
i486 or i586 boxes, and when I posted about this on rpm-list, nobody
with an i586 box ever replied to me. If nobody tries this on a real i586
box, I could try to emulate an i586 one way or another, but that's
another thing I haven't had time to do yet.
(Before you ask, I've noticed that RPM 4.x.y, for values of x >= 1,
seems to be more stable when NPTL is around, and I imagine I will have
to upgrade some i586 boxes (not my own) to Red Hat 9 or later at some
point in the near future.)
-Barry K. Nathan <barryn(a)pobox.com>