GCC 2.95.3 [LFS/BLFS conflicts]
tushart at abbnm.com
Mon May 12 12:43:08 PDT 2003
Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>We are also trying to do things properly here. The kernel is an important
>piece of software and if the kernel developers highly recommend gcc-2.95.3,
>then we should just use it and not leave it to chance. People can of course
>still decide not to do so, but our instructions in the LFS book should assume
>gcc-2.95.3 is used, so it should have the installation instructions.
>I don't agree that having two compilers is a pain in the arse. It'll be put in
>/opt so it's out of the way and you don't put it in $PATH unless you really
>need it. It'll never get in the way. I believe the pro's far outweigh the
>The extra time it takes to install it is not of importance to me. LFS takes
>long as it is, another package really is not that big of a deal. Just skip it
>if you really want to ;)
I don't have any problems with the time or space connected with having
two compilers on a machine:) But I don't think the instructions should
be duplicated in two books.
If gcc2 is in the LFS book, then there should be no need to have a gcc2
section in the BLFS book. Making the compatibility links can be included
as optional instructions.
(FYI) In the BLFS book, I copied the libs from /opt/gcc2/lib over to
/usr/lib for two reasons:
1. Avoiding adding a directory to /etc/ld.so.conf.
2. Giving the user the flexibility to install only the libraries by
doing a "rm -rf /opt/gcc2".
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