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    SubjectRe: 2.0.25 - as errors STILL stop compile
    Lindsay Haisley said this, and I just had to respond:
    > I also tried upgrading my gcc from 2.7.2 to as was suggested (using
    > the bin file from ftp://sunsite/, but it was a
    > disaster! gcc quit on the first file with the following complaints:
    > > gateway:/usr/src/linux# make zImage
    > > gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.0.25/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes
    > > -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -fno-strength-reduce -pipe -m486 -DCPU=486 -c -o
    > > init/main.o init/main.c
    > > stdin:1: numeric constant with no digits
    > > stdin:1: numeric constant with no digits
    > > stdin:1: invalid #line

    I had this same problem with, and had to spend a huge amount of time
    reverting. This is such a fundamental problem that I'm really surprised that
    anyone has gotten it to work, much less is advising people to upgrade to it!
    Possibly it should have been marked as a beta version. Definitely it should
    not be required for new kernels. :/

    What seems to be happening is that gcc can't understand the output of gcc -E.
    I'm not kidding.

    Can I suggest that the kernel's gcc requirement remain at merely the cutting
    edge (2.7.2) and not require beta versions that don't work yet? This is
    getting ludicrous.

    Robey Pointer | "So that's what an invisible barrier | looks like." -Time Bandits | (join the 90's retro bandwagon early!)

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