Bug 2320 - remove of directories and /lib/cpp
remove of directories and /lib/cpp
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-04-21 22:36 EDT by stewart
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 11:28:02 EDT
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Description stewart 1999-04-21 22:36:06 EDT
This is with egcs-1.1.2-12.src.rpm, if it has been fixed
please discard.

First can /lib/cpp be moved to /usr/lib/cpp or baring that,
copy the binary and don't use a symbolic link.  Things under
/lib should not require anything under /usr, for when it is
not mounted they should still work IMHO.

[root@dilgar src]# ls -l /lib/cpp
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           55 Mar 25 22:07
/lib/cpp ->
../usr/lib/gcc-lib/armv4l-redhat-linux/egcs-2.91.66/cpp

The following is just annoying (I've been known to build
egcs a couple of times a week from cvs and installing, I use
the default rawhide/starbuck spec file)

The directory:
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/armv4l-redhat-linux/egcs-2.91.66/include is
owned by egcs, but the package egcs-objc has files in here,
so when I do:
	rpm -Uhv egcs-*
it does not delete the above directory as egcs, then
egcs-objc is installed/uninstalled.

Hope that makes sense.
Thanks
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-16 11:28:59 EDT
The /lib/cpp is a historic heritage. The newer programs using autoconf
test for the c preprocessor and are using "gcc -E" instead. there are
a number of programs and configuration scripts that expect it there.

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