Bug 2031 - gcc doesn't provide /lib/cpp
Summary: gcc doesn't provide /lib/cpp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-07 13:59 UTC by monnier+lists/redhat/bugs
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-07 15:01:50 UTC

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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.

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