[lfs] error compiling gcc in Pass 1

Justin Mattock justinmattock at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 10:41:45 PDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Mike McCarty<Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Justin Mattock wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Mike McCarty<Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> Umm, I thought the explanation was pretty clear. What is there
>>> about needing to build a compiler in order to build that needs
>>> explaining?
>>> Perhaps you mean the reason one needs to get the associated
>>> packages and untar them in the gcc directory? That's simply
>>> a matter of how the FSF decided to package gcc. You'd have
>>> to ask them, not the LFS team.
>>> Mike
>> I didn't know you can put mpfr/gmp in the gcc source tree
>> and have gcc build them automatically.
>> (was aware of different languages that can be added).
>> I'm happy with compile mpfr, and gmp separately, then
>> compiling gcc,etc...
> I didn't intend to say what you infer. I'm talking about
> building gcc and what (apparently) it considers source
> dependencies. I don't know why those sources need to be
> there. I haven't supported gcc since about 1990 or so,
> when I helped do a port to the Z8000 series of processors.
> What I intended to say is that one would have to ask the
> gcc dev team why those things need to be there. I suppose
> if you wanted to you could go look at the sources to gcc
> and see what it really wants from them. Then perhaps you
> could figure out why they are packaged separately, even
> though the C language build (appparently) depends upon them.
> IOW, I was expressing ignorance on this point, and pointing
> to where one might get the information. The LFS team isn't
> in the business of supporting gcc, and I don't suppose it's
> reasonable to ask them to know why the gcc support team decided
> to package the required sources in the way they did.
> Sorry for any confusion I caused.
> Mike
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no confusion here.
I guess they package gcc this way
to give people the choice "I guess" of languages
they want built in(but could be wrong).

Another example that does the same approach
is openoffice(a bit different though) spent
hours with errors, until I realized you have to add
the rest of the packages.(what a pain).

In any case no worries/confusion here.

Justin P. Mattock

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