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SubjectRe: recommended gcc compiler version


On 24 Dec 2000, Kai Henningsen wrote:

> anuradha@gnu.org (Anuradha Ratnaweera) wrote on 22.12.00 in <Pine.LNX.4.21.0012221746160.320-100000@bee.lk>:
>
> > On Fri, 22 Dec 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > > For i386
> > >
> > > 2.2.18
> > > gcc 2.7.2 or egcs-1.1.2
> >
> > Just a remainder for debian users. There is a debian package gcc272 which
> > is said to be the "GNU C compiler's C part", for "backword compatibility
> > purposes". I recompiled my kernel after an
> >
> > apt-get install gcc272
> >
> > and after setting
> >
> > HOSTGCC = gcc272
> >
> > in kernel source tree Makerile.
>
> I recently compiled 2.2.18 and noticed that make-kpkg (from kernel-package
> - don't compile kernels on Debian without it!) did that automatically.

That is a very good thing. It would have been even better if the
dependencies of the kernel-package does include gcc272 rather than giving
a "command not found" error when make-kpkg is run without gcc272
installed. It might leave a new user clueless.


Anuradha

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