GCC-3.3.x

syaodzir syaodzir at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Apr 25 00:10:49 PDT 2005


On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 21:30 -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote these words on 04/25/05 21:19 CST:
> > 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.

I would tend to agree. It seems to detract from the linux/gnu/free
software aspects. Mayby you could relegate it to a hint with some kind
of pointer in the book?





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