Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 25 19:30:35 PDT 2005

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote these words on 04/25/05 21:19 CST:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>Regardless, I suppose I don't understand the need to keep a compiler
>>around in the BLFS book because there are some obscure packages out
>>there that cannot compile with current versions of GCC.
> They are non-free. One cannot compile them at all, they just require 
> libstdc++.so.5 at runtime.

To me, even more reason to ditch the old compiler. My understanding
is that this is a Linux From Scratch project. Providing support for
non-free binary packages doesn't fall into the project's goals.

Perhaps, I'm being too short-sighted, but providing support for
non-free binary packages just seems like something we could avoid
and still meet the project's goals.


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