cross-compiling glibc-2.2.5/linux-2.6.8 fails due to lack of offsets.h?

From: Dan Kegel <>
Date: 2004-10-08 18:29:43
In Sept 2003, Keith Owens wrote
(archived at

 > 2.4.22 deleted include/asm-ia64/offsets.h from the kernel tree.  If
 > there is no other copy of that file on the include paths (say for cross
 > compiling) then make dep breaks, offsets.h is required before you can
 > build offsets.h.

That looks related to something I just ran into.

I'm going through the matrix
trying to fix up all the broken combinations of gcc/glibc/linux/arch
(not going to any great lengths, just getting the odd patch from
cvs, usually).  Some of these combinations aren't likely to be
too useful, but what the heck.

When cross-building linux-2.6.8 for ia64 with glibc-2.2.5, I just ran into the error

In file included from /opt/crosstool/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/include/linux/ptrace.h:49,
                  from /opt/crosstool/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/include/asm/user.h:31,
                  from /opt/crosstool/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/include/linux/user.h:1,
                  from ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/sys/user.h:1,
                  from ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/ia64/sys/procfs.h:31,
                  from ../linuxthreads_db/proc_service.h:20,
                  from ../linuxthreads_db/thread_dbP.h:6,
                  from internals.h:36,
                  from attr.c:23:
/opt/crosstool/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/include/asm/ptrace.h:60:25: asm/offsets.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/home/dank/wk/crosstool-0.28-rc38/build/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/build-glibc/linuxthreads/attr.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/dank/wk/crosstool-0.28-rc38/build/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/glibc-2.2.5/linuxthreads'
make[1]: *** [linuxthreads/others] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dank/wk/crosstool-0.28-rc38/build/ia64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-3.3.4-glibc-2.2.5/glibc-2.2.5'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Somehow I don't get this error when building with glibc-2.3.2 or newer,
dunno why.

I'll probably give up on glibc-2.2.5 for ia64 for now
unless somebody happens to point me towards a fix.


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