Note about include-fixed and limits.h

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
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.

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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