add --enable-languages flag to gcc instructions

Scot Mc Pherson scot at
Tue Jun 10 17:51:40 PDT 2003

Tushar Teredesai wrote:

> Scot Mc Pherson wrote:
>>In my estimation, --enable-languages   option is not required.  It may
>>increase compile times, but again for people who download the whole gcc or
>>the gcc-core will still and always get c and c++ and that's obviously most
>>important.  Adding the --enable-language option will increase newbie
>>e-mail in my estimation. Leaving it out pretty much means an increase in
>>usage and having all compilers available.  Unless one is short on disk
>>space, I don't see any problems with that.
> I think you missed the point I was trying to make. There are two groups
> of people, Type A who will download just gcc-core and Type B who will
> download the entire gcc suite. Adding "--enable-languages=c" will not
> affect Type A users but will help Type B users (if they forget the
> --enable... switch, it will result in compile time errors).

It will?  I must be out of the not specifying --enable-languages,
it always used to just build everything.

Scot Mc Pherson
Linux From Scratch
scot at
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