GMP and MPFR

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Oct 6 09:03:52 PDT 2008


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

>   * GCC has a mechanism built in to build them and use them the way it 
> needs to. If we would just let it build them, then there's that much 
> less possibility of breakage due to misconfiguration.
> 
>   * I don't know if I particularly want to have two extra libs installed 
> in my final (or temporary) system that I will either rarely or never use 
> otherwise. I've used gpm separately before, but usually, in that 
> instance if I need it, I'm totally happy getting it and installing it then.

Well, I'll go on record as being one that is 100% opposite
with you on this one, Jeremy. I don't want libraries statically
linked in my GCC and then discover that one of them (or both)
have vulnerabilities discovered, which would make me then have
to rebuild GCC.

-- 
Randy



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