[Buildroot] nptl depends on uclibc

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at anciens.enib.fr
Wed Oct 6 21:25:09 UTC 2010

Daniele, All,

On Wednesday 06 October 2010 22:31:28 Daniele Salvatore Albano - Lavoro wrote:
> i'm trying to setup a development system using ct-ng with eglibc but, 
> while configuring stuff, i've seen that only linuxthreads and 
> linuxthreads old are usable and not nptl.
> Looking at configuration file i've seen that there is a depends on 
> uclibc snapshot.
> Is this correct? NPTL should be default, or, however, should be 
> selectable when using eglibc and when using glibc.

This is a known issue. There is currently no way to tell buildroot that an
external toolchain is using NPTL.

There has been a discussion about in in the recent past, but I can't recall
what was the outcome...

Basically, buildroot should not have to know what threading implementation
is being used, as it has no partical user-visible impact. There are currently
only two packages that have dependency on NPTL: openvpn and ltp. For others,
you should be able to safely use an NPTL toolchain without telling buildroot.

I'll look into that during the WE, hopefully.

Yann E. MORIN.

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