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    SubjectRe: 2.0.25 - as errors STILL stop compile

    On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Robey Pointer wrote:

    > 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
    <SNIP SNIP!>

    Pardon me? Baking Soda? This GCC works just fine.. that error above is
    from installing it incorrectly.. I have had it installed <the the
    gcc- from tsx-11> and it works flawlessly. The ONLY
    difference between and 2.7.2 is the strength reduce bug is taken
    out <the whole strength reduce optimization was removed>. That is it :>


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