Bug 2031 - gcc doesn't provide /lib/cpp
gcc doesn't provide /lib/cpp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-07 09:59 EDT by monnier+lists/redhat/bugs
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-07 11:01:50 EDT
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Description monnier+lists/redhat/bugs 1999-04-07 09:59:18 EDT
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 11:01:59 EDT
this is fixed in 5.9+ by having a separate cpp package.

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