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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4 Changes update (was Re: [patch] kernel/module.c)
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andrewm@uow.edu.au (Andrew Morton) writes:

> --- linux-2.4.0-test10-pre5/./README Sun Oct 15 01:27:35 2000
> +++ linux-akpm/./README Wed Oct 25 22:11:26 2000
> @@ -161,12 +161,12 @@
>
> COMPILING the kernel:
>
> - - Make sure you have gcc-2.7.2 or newer available. It seems older gcc
> - versions can have problems compiling newer versions of Linux. This
> - is mainly because the older compilers can only generate "a.out"-format
> - executables. As of Linux 2.1.0, the kernel must be compiled as an
> - "ELF" binary. If you upgrade your compiler, remember to get the new
> - binutils package too (for as/ld/nm and company).
> + - Make sure you have gcc-2.91.66 (egcs-1.1.2) or newer available.
> + Older gcc versions can have problems compiling newer versions of
> + Linux. This is mainly because the older compilers can only generate
> + "a.out"-format executables.

Yeah, right. ;-)
That last sentence should be removed. Among the problems people
have when compiling the kernel I think it's safe to say that having
an a.out compiler is the least common one these days...

//Marcus
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