Bug 162217 - FC4 release notes should mention how to use gcc32
FC4 release notes should mention how to use gcc32
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 162219
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: release-notes (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Wade
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2005-06-30 17:26 EDT by Julius Smith
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:28 EDT (History)
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Description Julius Smith 2005-06-30 17:26:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Many tarballs from the Web do not compile because gcc 4.0 is so new (and strict).

I suggest adding the following info to the FC4 release notes in the "Caveats"
subsection of section "6.3.1. GCC Compiler Collection", or

* When compiling source that has not yet been upgraded to gcc-4.0 compatibility,
the early gcc-3.2 compiler can be used.  It can be installed via

yum install compat-gcc-32

and many makefiles can be invoked with "CC=gcc32" to use it.  Also, many
INSTALLs can be configured to use it as follows:

./configure --cc=gcc32

Additional info:

From: Rahul Sundaram <sundaram@redhat.com>
Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list@redhat.com>
To: jos@ccrma.stanford.edu, For users of Fedora Core releases
<fedora-list@redhat.com>
Date: Jun 30, 2005 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: FC4 good new tech, bad legacy support

Julius Smith wrote:

>On 6/30/05, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram@redhat.com> wrote:
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>>If the software doesnt work with either gcc 3.2 or gcc 4.x then its
>>probably broken. GCC 4.x is there as the primary compiler. compat-gcc-32
>>for legacy support. I am not sure what else could be done better here.
>>any ideas?
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>This has  been working very well for me.  However, it took me a while
>to figure out that I needed
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>yum install compat-gcc-32
>./configure --cc=gcc32
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>It would have been nice to have this info in the FC4 release notes
>near then end of the section "6.3.1. GCC Compiler Collection", or
>perhaps in the "Caveats" subsection.
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>Julius
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great idea. Kindly file it against fedora-docs and we will have a
release notes errata
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regards
Rahul

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Comment 1 Karsten Wade 2005-06-30 17:47:44 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 162219 ***

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