Files >2GB?

Austin Gonyou austin at
Fri Feb 22 07:41:02 EST 2002

On Thu, 2002-02-21 at 01:22, Jim Knoble wrote:
> Circa 2002-Feb-20 19:45:32 -0600 dixit Austin Gonyou:
> : I'm having a little trouble getting the src rpm to compile
> : I'm going to just use the source..
> Why don't you use the source RPM (or the binary one, if you're on Red
> Hat Linux 7.2) from  Damien's pretty good about making
> sure it works (and in fact the source RPM build fine on releases as old
> as RHL-6.2).

The src RPM would NOT build. I posted comments yesterday. 

> : configure: WARNING: ****** Your snprintf() function is broken,
> complain
> : to your vendor
> What system are you building on?  You shouldn't get this on any recent
> system, unless you've done something weird with either OpenSSH's source
> or your system include files.  Or, potentially, you have a broken
> compiler installation...?

I got that from a RH 7.2 box with gcc 3.0.3 glibc 2.2.5. 

I compile my glibc and gcc myself since RH's glibc is not yet beyond
2.2.4-19.21 or some such thing, and gcc3 is a little hokey. I don't much
like their implementation of certain things. 

The source compiles and works just fine from portable, just not the src
rpm. The main problem goes that when I take the src rpm to a 7.1 box,
which I'll use to build and upgrade others from the resulting RPMs, is
that I can't even build the RPM. It breaks with what I posted yesterday.

Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-698-7250
email: austin at

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