why gcc must be built two times?

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 23 08:38:28 PST 2010

Matthew Burgess wrote these words on 02/23/10 09:02 CST:
> None of BLFS is mandatory, so you don't *have* to do anything.  The reinstallation of GCC is
> necessary if you want to install compilers for additional languages, such as Java, on top of
> the C & C++ compilers installed in LFS.  BLFS installs an older version of GCC, I think,
> because the BLFS book is so big, nobody has had time to verify that installing the latest
> version works with the other packages in BLFS.

Just FYI, but I updated GCC to the LFS-6.5 version (4.4.1) in the last
week (2/18).


rmlscsi: [bogomips 1003.22] [GNU ld version 2.16.1] [gcc (GCC) 4.0.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.6] [Linux i686]
10:36:00 up 58 days, 15:44, 5 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

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