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    SubjectRe: Which gcc version?
    On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 03:14:48PM +0000, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > war wrote:
    > >
    > > #1) The compiler from redhat (gcc-2.96) is not an official GNU release.
    > > #2) http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/docs/kernel-newsflash.html/
    > > "the reccomend compiler is now gcc-2.95.3, rather than gcc-2.91.66"
    >
    > From Documentation/Changes in 2.4.15:
    >
    > The Red Hat gcc 2.96 compiler subtree can also be used to build this
    > tree.
    > You should ensure you use gcc-2.96-74 or later. gcc-2.96-54 will not
    > build
    > the kernel correctly.

    True, but as it's known, gcc-2.96 is NOT an official gcc release by the gcc
    team. It was RedHat's fault to fetch a development CVS gcc snapshot and
    release it as gcc 2.96 in RedHat distributions, while object format used by
    2.96 is not compatible with 2.95 nor 3.0.x at least according information
    can be found on site of gcc. It was very ROTFL RedHat to release kgcc to be
    able to compile kernel. And these type of distributions are marked as even
    enterprise-ready and likes by RedHat :) Sorry for the flame, but IMHO it's
    very funny :) [Also, while developing MPlayer we had got problems with even
    newer 2.96's, so we do not recommend it in the dox, and ./configure won't
    able you to use 2.96 without a special configure switch ...]

    But for being more serious: do newer gcc 2.96 versions have these type of
    errors? I mean mainly incompatible object format ...

    - Gabor
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