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Bug 605652 - Chapter 6: Compiling and Building
Chapter 6: Compiling and Building
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Developer_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Don Domingo
: Documentation
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Blocks: 561711
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Reported: 2010-06-18 09:40 EDT by Michal Nowak
Modified: 2013-03-07 21:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-11 10:29:30 EST
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Description Michal Nowak 2010-06-18 09:40:23 EDT
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.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-18 10:03:23 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 7 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-11 10:29:30 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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