[svlug] egcs & kernel 2.0.35
walt at itrade.net
Wed Sep 9 10:41:23 PDT 1998
> I know someone was asking about kernel compilation with alternative compilers,
> so for kicks I tried compiling my 2.0.35 kernel with the latest egcs 1.1a . I
> use a fairly bare-bones setup with no SCSI, no Ethernet, but PPP and SB16
> However, when I went to run X ('startx'), it bombed with a few lines of
> strange error messages ('sighup' stuff).
Yes, it's well known that problems will arise with egcs. Unfortunately,
the latest README that comes with the kernel doesn't mention this.
It's also unfortunate that most distributions are starting to include egcs
as the default GCC and even the egcs release notes state that "It is
highly recommended on Linux as the default C/C++ compiler system."
The latest stable GCC (126.96.36.199) should be used instead.
>From the egcs homepage (http://egcs.cygnus.com):
"egcs is an experimental step in the development of GCC, the GNU C
Anything labled "experimental" probably shouldn't be used to build a
stable production kernel.
Walter Reed - walt at itrade.net
InterTrade Systems Corp.
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