Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Aug 1 11:28:16 PDT 2005

Hi all,

I'm just about finished building the GCC4 branch of LFS which is
(I believe) trunk using GCC-4.0.1. Everyone is by now aware that
there will be difficulties with some BLFS packages using GCC-4.x.

I am going to begin building BLFS packages using GCC-4.0.1 and I'm
looking for ideas on how to go about making whatever changes might
be necessary to the package instructions available to the community.

One idea I have is to create a GCC4 branch of BLFS and as packages
are confirmed (or instructions updated to work) they are added into
this branch. The branch would essentially be empty of packages, with
the ones missing having instead a placeholder in place of the real
instructions. We would add real instructions as they are confirmed
to work. This wouldn't take a great deal of time and would not
interfere with trunk.

This way folks can have access to updated BLFS instructions which
work with GCC-4.x, and we don't have to worry about interfering with
package instructions that use GCC-3.4.x to compile.

Other suggestions are welcome and appreciated.


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