[Bug 1572] New package: Boehm GC

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Mon Nov 21 13:41:40 PST 2005


------- Additional Comments From randy at linuxfromscratch.org  2005-11-21 14:41 -------
I'm not seeing this package as a CMMI build.

1) I'm passing --datadir=/usr/share/doc so that the documentation that gets
installed by default to /usr/share/gc is instead installed to /usr/share/doc/gc

2) I'm using a sed to change the default documentation directory from
/usr/share/doc/gc to the more standardized /usr/share/doc/gc-6.5

3) I'm passing --enable-cplusplus so that the C++ library is built along with
the standard C library.

4) The man page talked about in previous comments in this bug is solved by
copying the gc.man file to /usr/share/man/man3/gc_malloc.3. I haven't yet
decided whether or not to link that file to /usr/share/man/man3/gc.3.

Additionally, it is hard to determine exactly which version should be used
as the "stable" version. The text in the home page says to download gc.tar.gz.
However, I don't like to do that, as then BLFS doesn't have real control 
over which version is installed. The package could be updated and users
would be downloading and installing an untested version.

As is, the gc.tar.gz and gc6.5.tar.gz tarballs are identical, so the BLFS
instructions are going to download the gc6.5.tar.gz file.

If there are questions or comments about anything I've suggested, please
don't hesitate to enter it into this bug, or take it to the -dev list.
Discussion is welcome about any of my ideas.

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