Breakage with bleeding edge host toolchains (Fedora)

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Wed Feb 28 11:33:08 PST 2007

On Wednesday 28 February 2007 18:16, Dan Nicholson wrote:

> Greg pointed out that it doesn't work on gcc-2.95.3[0].

That's probably the most polite version of "pay attention at the back of the 
class" I've seen :-)  That's the same link as in your original email, which 
it's pretty clear I paid no attention to on my initial reading.

> In gcc-2.95.3, if you pass -B and it's not
> needed for anything, it will issue a warning on stderr

In which case, I'd say just bump the GCC version requirement.  Are there 
really any distributions out there that supply a kernel compiled with gcc >= 
3.0 but have gcc-2.95.3 as the default compiler?  I suspect there's not many 
and if there are they're not common anymore.  I note that Greg pointed out 
that the last release of Debian that contained GCC-2.95.3 was only superceded 
18 months ago.  I'm not sure that we should be catering to distros with such 
glacially slow release schedules :-)  Seriously though, as long as the host 
requirements aren't too onerous and LFS continues to build on a variety of 
distributions, I'll be happy enough.


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