Bug 18961 - gcc 2.96 is unacceptable for compiling
gcc 2.96 is unacceptable for compiling
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-12 10:51 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-12 10:53:03 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-12 10:52:00 EDT
gcc 2.96 fails in compiling kernel code and is not an official gcc release.  
This has resulted in several days reworking of the RH7 installs on three servers to provide 
developers with an acceptable platform.  
Please release a replacement gcc and supporting rpms and full instructions on completely 
removing the 2.96 abortion and installing a proper compiler. 
Jeez guys what the hell were you thinking???
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2000-10-12 11:15:17 EDT
There is a kgcc compiler provided in the distribution for building kernels,
if you install kernel-source and build the kernel provided by us or if
you built later 2.2.18pre kernels, it will be used automatically, otherwise
you can use make CC='kgcc -D__KERNEL__ -I$(HPATH)'
We've spent half a year stabilizing this compiler, see
http://www.lwn.net/2000/1005/a/rh-tools.php3
for some reasons we decided to use this compiler and not other
(other reasons were ia64 and sparc64 support).

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