Note about include-fixed and limits.h

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 12:05:49 PDT 2010


Chris Staub wrote:
> On the Chapter 6 GCC page, there is this...
> 
> Note
> As of version 4.3.0, GCC now unconditionally installs the limits.h file 
> into the private include-fixed directory, and that directory is required 
> to be in place.
> 
> I don't really understand the necessity for this. I mean, I certainly 
> know what it's saying, but why does it need to be said? In other words, 
> who is this note targeted to? I'd think that anyone who would be likely 
> to know that directory even exists (really, how many casual users - or 
> even LFS builders - regularly inspect the contents of /usr/lib/gcc?) 
> would already know that it should be there anyway.
> 
> If this note does stay, it should also give at least a quick explanation 
> for what include-fixed is for.

That note was added by DJ in October 2008 in response to Ticket 2229 
created by Randy.

http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2229

I'm not sure the note really adds anything useful for LFS.  Randy or DJ, 
would you like to comment?

   -- Bruce



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