Notice of intent: patching glibc

Jan Kratochvil jan.kratochvil at
Fri Sep 2 22:50:47 UTC 2011

On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 23:02:04 +0200, Adam Williamson wrote:
> about the 'fedora' branch of upstream glibc.

GDB uses a similar style for the merged patchsets in the Archer repository:;a=blob_plain;f=gdb-archer.patch;hb=f16

> Given that this is an
> upstream branch anyway, it would seem simpler to make our Source0 a
> snapshot of the 'fedora' branch upstream, rather than starting with the
> upstream 'master' and then adding an ugly patch and a mystery tarball to
> turn upstream 'master' into the 'fedora' branch. I just don't see that
> doing it the second way adds anything but confusion...

The suggested way is made gcc:
-rw-r--r-- 1 jkratoch jkratoch 54082276 Sep  7  2010 fedora/gcc/f14/gcc-4.5.1-20100907.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 jkratoch jkratoch 59121454 Jun  3 14:45 fedora/gcc/f15/gcc-4.6.0-20110603.tar.bz2

and I find it as difficult to manage updates over my 2Mbit ADSL (that is
downloading the whole tarball again and again, instead of downloading just
smaller differences); plus I was and sometimes I may be developing on GPRS.


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