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    SubjectRe: Building on case-insensitive systems and systems where -shared doesn't work well (was: Re: 2.6.8 link failure for sparc32 (vmlinux.lds.s: No such file or directory)?)
    On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 10:57:29PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
    > Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > >On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 10:40:24PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
    > >> 683 2328 27265 linux-2.6.8-build_on_case_insensitive_fs-1.patch
    > >> 28 122 1028 linux-2.6.8-noshared-kconfig.patch
    > >
    > >Can you please post these two patches.
    > >The fist I hope is very small today.
    >
    > OK, here they are, plus a third one that also seems neccessary:
    >
    > This one's by Martin Schaffner:
    > http://www.kegel.com/crosstool/crosstool-0.28-rc37/patches/linux-2.6.8/linux-2.6.8-build_on_case_insensitive_fs.patch
    >
    Most of this is done in current linus-BK. I'm planning to handle
    asm-offset in another way and will then start to get rid of .S -> .s

    > This one's by Kevin Hilman. I haven't tried it yet, but seems neccessary:
    > http://www.kegel.com/crosstool/linux-2.6.8-netfilter-case-insensitive.patch
    >
    This should be taken with the netfilter people.

    > Both of the above choose arbitrary ways to avoid using
    > filenames identical but for case. Feel free to pick
    > some other way, there's nothing magic about the names we picked.
    >
    > This one's after an idea by bertrand.marquis@sysgo.com,
    > but it's small enough to be considered trivial. Many OS's
    > don't support shared libraries as easily as Linux does,
    > and there's nothing to be gained by making libkconfig shared, so don't.
    > http://www.kegel.com/crosstool/crosstool-0.28-rc37/patches/linux-2.6.8/linux-2.6.8-noshared-kconfig.patch
    >

    I will give this a try - and apply if I see no problems.

    Sam
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