Bug 5930 - Requires egcs to build
Requires egcs to build
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: acua (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
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Reported: 1999-10-13 19:51 EDT by andrewem
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-12 19:39:25 EST
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Description andrewem 1999-10-13 19:51:18 EDT
I understand that egcs produced better code than gcc for x86
at one time, but this was never true for all architectures
(example: gcc and egcs for ARM were always identical).
Since egcs has been merged back into gcc, more and more of
these special cased spec files are gonna be causing
headaches in the future as well.

The "CC=egcs" force is done a patch (uggh).  A possibly
better approach would be to do the following in the spec

  if [ -e `type -p egcs` ] ; then \
    make CC=egcs ; \
  else \
    make ; \
Comment 1 Tim Powers 1999-10-20 12:10:59 EDT
Thanks for the tip. We'll keep an eye out for this in the next

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