Mark Binns mbinns at compsoc.man.ac.uk
Mon Mar 18 07:19:06 PST 2002

On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Vaidyanath Natraj wrote:
> iam using redhat version 7.1. it uses  version  2.96 of  gcc which according
> to http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-2.96.html is a error-prone version.
Yep. That's Redhat's muchly patched version. :o)

> cud anyone please tell me if they have faced any problems in compiling
> LFS bcoz of using gcc-2.96
You should be fine with it.

> Also is there any good http site from where i can download a binary version
> of either gcc 2.95 of gcc -3.0 ( iam behind a firewall which does not allow
> ftp)
I'd advise you go for 2.95.3 that the LFS books use unless you have a
particular need for gcc 3.x. You can get the lfs packages from


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