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Re: octave2.9 ftbfs during linking stage

Am Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2007 10:55:07 schrieb Wookey:
> On 2007-06-26 17:54 +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:

> There have been issues with the gcc4.2 toolchain not building, which I
> understand are now fixed, but octave seems to be using gcc3.4 and I'm
> not aware of any recent linking problems there.

No. It uses g77 for Fortan (thus the 3.4 stuff), but normal gcc otherwise 
(which means gcc 4.2 currently).

> It looks like the octave link is quite big, which may be tickling some
> kind of bug, or possibly just running out of memory on the build
> machine. That machine is a 256MB netwinder. Is octave lots of C++?

Yes. The part that's not C++ is Fortran.

> That can really make such a machine struggle (although it's less of a
> problem with gcc3 than gcc4).

Is there a simple workaround, ideally applicable to all architectures?


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