Note about include-fixed and limits.h
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Mar 18 16:53:52 PDT 2010
On 03/18/2010 02:05 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Chris Staub wrote:
>> On the Chapter 6 GCC page, there is this...
>> 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?
It doesn't really add any value now. At the time it was introduced, it
was a change in the new version of GCC that required a few patches in
both books...put there mainly to guide as to what might need fixing in
other packages. Even Glibc needed a patch at the time.
-- DJ Lucas
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