add --enable-languages flag to gcc instructions
jeroencoumans at gmx.net
Fri Jun 6 13:30:44 PDT 2003
Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> Jeroen Coumans wrote:
>> Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>>> How about adding an --enable-languages flag to gcc configure? Someone
>>> who follows the book and downloads only gcc-core will still get only
>>> the required languages but will prevent problems for users who
>>> download the complete gcc package.
>> Yes, this is becoming a bit of a FAQ lately. And we all know/assume
>> that FAQ's are mostly due to reader errror/inability/lack of
>> knowledge, they are also a clear indicator of the the book's
>> shortcoming presentation of information.
> I won't exactly call it a shortcoming of the book. The book clearly
> mentions downloading only gcc-core.
> But many need the complete gcc package for additional languages (I
> personally need fortran and java) so it makes sense for some people to
> download the entire package. Adding the above configure switch will help
> those users, but at the same time won't inconvinience users who only
> download gcc-core.
> If extensive changes would have been required to accomodate the
> "not-following-the-book" users, I would not have proposed it.
I agree with you on the short term here, but for the long term I think a
rethinking of some of the core values of the LFS book is in order. See
my response to Bill...
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