Bug 2031

Summary: gcc doesn't provide /lib/cpp
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: monnier+lists/redhat/bugs
Component: gccAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description monnier+lists/redhat/bugs 1999-04-07 13:59:18 UTC
Several packages rely on the C pre-processor (xrdb among
others).  This package normally comes with the C compiler
such as gcc.  Sadly, in RedHat 5.2 only egcs provides
/lib/cpp so that if you only install gcc, you won't get
/lib/cpp nor any cpp manual.

It seems that the conflict between egcs's cpp and gcc's cpp
could be resolved in the same way as the conflict between
csh's /bin/csh and tcsh's /bin/csh allowing both gcc and
egcs to provide /lib/cpp and cpp's manual.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-07 15:01:59 UTC
this is fixed in 5.9+ by having a separate cpp package.