Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Mon Oct 6 17:58:09 PDT 2008

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Steve Crosby wrote:
>> So Chapter 5 can be inline with GCC (which builds static by default)
>> or seperate but static, and Chapter 6 can be shared or static as you
>> prefer.
> After thinking about this all day, I tend to think this is the
> way to go. Build GMP and MPFR inline with GCC (static) in
> Chapter 5, then break them out and build them separately in
> Chapter 6.
> Chapter 5 is the tools that build our final production version
> of packages. There's really no need to build GMP and MPFR
> separately in Chapter 5. It is actually easier to simply put
> instructions in the Chapter 5 GCC (both passes) to untar the
> packages and let GCC do its thing.
> Then, in Chapter 6, break out GMP and MPFR into separate
> packages. I'd like to see this as the direction we take.

I like that approach.  It is a win-win.

   -- Bruce

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