add --enable-languages flag to gcc instructions

James Iwanek chthon at
Wed Jun 11 05:45:05 PDT 2003

Scot Mc Pherson wrote:

> 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
>>>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.

dunno about compilation errors, but ada will be screwed up - it needs `make
gnatlib_and_tools` before `make install`

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