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:
From: Rahul Sundaram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, For users of Fedora Core releases
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 <email@example.com> wrote:
>>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.
>This has been working very well for me. However, it took me a while
>to figure out that I needed
>yum install compat-gcc-32
>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.
great idea. Kindly file it against fedora-docs and we will have a
release notes errata
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