Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 605652
Chapter 6: Compiling and Building
Last modified: 2013-03-07 21:10:39 EST
Description of problem:
Re "and ia64 kernels" -- since 6.0 we don't care of IA64.
Re "x86_64": I remember doc folks use somewhat suitable names for those archs (something like "Intel ET 64..."). But perhaps we don't care in devel docs that much?
Also to this paragraph: For the sake of completeness, IBM seems to support S/390 compilers (and likely POWER architecture too).
Re "Do we support Ada and Objective-C in RHEL?": There weren't much Ada bugs in the past, however we have Ada as well as ObjectiveC in main repo (i.e. not the optional one); see http://download.englab.brq.redhat.com/pub/rhel/nightly/latest-RHEL-6/6.0/Server/i386/os/Packages/.
Re "insruction length": Typo.
Re "Intel ATOM": Should be "Intel Atom".
Re "Power 7" -> "POWER7".
+ Another feature in GCC which is post upstream 4.4: See bug 538266: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538266#c4
Re compatibility with gcc-3.4: We had 4.1 in FC 6 at least, 3.4 could be there as package compat-gcc34 only, so it wasn't it's primary compiler.
Re buggy gcc-4.2.1: I guees we never shipped it in RHEL, so we should not care?
Re elfutils and "what happens if i compile without it?" A: Pretty much nothing bad. elfutils are good for object files and executables introspection, not for compilation and linking.
Paragraph starting "Compiling with GNU GCC tools..." is there twice.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
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