[CentOS] Why glibc-profile doesn't show up in Centos 5 ???

Wed Sep 26 02:04:15 UTC 2007
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 9/25/07, Robinson Tiemuqinke <hahaha_30k at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Anyone know what are the reasons behind that
> glibc-profile packages doesn't come with Centos 5
> distribution which has version 2.5 glibc? Some
> colleagues around have been asking for the glibc
> profiling functions to be available continuously...
>  I could change the glibc source RPM/spec file to
> disable '--disable-profile' option and recompile the
> core glibc packages. But I am not sure whether this is
> the correct way. Nevertheless, the glibc-profile may
> have a unknown strong reason not to show up in Centos
> 5.

Mostly, because it's not in the upstream software that centos follows.
I'm not sure what reasons they may have for keeping it out of the OS.

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