GCC 2.95.3 [LFS/BLFS conflicts]

Donald Smith dss-lfs at cfl.rr.com
Tue May 13 07:21:33 PDT 2003


tchiwam wrote:
> So far I have seen bigger systems using suffixes "gcc-2.95.3,
> g????-2.95.3", the PATH thing is just plain ugly, so just add the suffix
> 2.95.3 and keep the main compiler as 3.x "gcc" other gcc/cc ... should be
> dealt in a proper way in BLFS. since it is a SYSTEM component it should be
> in /usr and NOT /opt. Separation of docs is dealth with suffixes too...
> 

I hate to be too picky, but I don't consider the compiler a SYSTEM 
component. The system will run just fine without it. Also, many Unix 
system vendors install their full featured C/C++ compilers under /opt 
(mostly so they can call it a feature OPTION and charge for it).

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