Chapter 5 - Issues

Shawn Starr spstarr at visualnet.rootpass.net
Fri Jul 14 18:05:13 PDT 2000


yes, CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS work but the options -mcpu= -march= don't :)
they aren't in gcc 2.7.x.x

On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> > I noticed that in Chapter 5, Bash, binutils, bzip2, diffutils,  are
> > compiled. Does this take into account that the user may have gcc 2.7.x as
> > their default compiler?
> 
> I've used those and they have worked fine but as gcc 2.7 is becoming
> very old it's becoming very hard for me to keep supporting it. I don't
> have a system anymore that runs gcc-2.7.2.3 so as long as nobody
> complains I just assume it still works.
>  
> > Also, the previous page that says to setup CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS won't work
> > with gcc 2.7 because they aren't supported. Might be a good idea to make a
> > note in that segment to let the user know that if they have an older
> > version of gcc they won't be able to use those flags mentioned.
> 
> Does it say that? I think you misread that. All I wrote is that if you
> experience problems using those environment variables you can try to
> unset them and re-compile an affected package. Those variables work just
> fine with gcc-2.7.x.y
> 
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