I attempted to test the gcc functionality of the standard
6.0 distribution on a pentium machine and found broken file
linkages and dependencies
file used to control gcc refers to files crt1.o, crti.o and
crtn.o which are not a part of the files in the package
egcs-1.1.2-12 or any of the packages it depends on.
These files are only found in the compat-glibc-5.2-18.104.22.168
package which is only supposed to be required for backward
As a result, an attempt to compile even an empty file
such as 'test.c' below will result in an error from gcc of
> gcc test.c
/usr/bin/ld: cannot open crt1.o: No such file or directory
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
The 'crt1.o' file should exist in the new package
glibc-2.1.1-6 or the 'specs' file should be updated for the
new compiler and libaries. I am not at all sure which is
correct. If the 'compat-glibc-5.2-22.214.171.124' package is
required, then the dependencies should be added for rpm
deployment and the rpm documentation modified.
crt1.o and friends are part of the glibc-devel package. I'm not
going to make egcs depend on it, though, because gcc can still
function if you are using -nostdlib. In one sense, this is the
wrong answer, because -nostdlib is kind of an obscure thing to do.
But I suspect it is the cleanest answer until/unless RPM gets more
sophisticated dependencies (recommend, required, suggested, etc).