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Re: linux 2.0.x will not compile on unstable

There's an interesting question, is the standard kernel for potato going to be
2.2.x or 2.0.36?  If it's 2.2.x, we should be careful about disk/memory usage
since I've noticed that 2.2 tends to use more RAM.

							Dave Bristel

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Edward Betts wrote:

> Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 22:00:54 +0100
> From: Edward Betts <edward@debian.org>
> Reply-To: edward@hairnet.demon.co.uk
> To: Debian developers list <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: Re: linux 2.0.x will not compile on unstable
> Resent-Date: 6 May 1999 21:24:12 -0000
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> On Thu, 06 May, 1999, Edward Betts wrote:
> > Potato uses egc as the standard C compiler. But, linux 2.0.x will not compile
> > with a version of gcc greater than 2.7.2.x, when I tried to compile the code I
> > got the error message:
> > ----
> > This code is tested with gcc 2.7.2.x only. Using egcs/gcc 2.8.x needs
> > additional patches that have not been sufficiently tested to include by default.
> > 
> > See http://www.suse.de/~florian/kernel+egcs.html for more information Remove
> > this if you have applied the gcc 2.8/egcs patches and wish to use them.
> > ----
> > I am about to download and apply the patches, but I am not sure if they will
> > work. I have to use the 2.0.36 kernel, 2.2.7, won't handle my sound card or
> > extra mono display. Could gcc be made avaliable by alternatives so I could set
> > CC=gcc272 in the kernel makefile, could I have two versions of gcc installed
> > at once, or is that not possible? I will probably end up installing gcc on my
> > firewall (a machine running slink), and compile the kernel there, not an
> > optimal situation, I know.
> > 
> > I think it would be a shame if Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 could not compile old
> > kernels.
> I have since downloaded the patch to make linux 2.0.x compile with egcs and I
> can tell you it worked on my machine. If potato is going to ship with
> kernel-source-2.0.36 it is going to want this patch. I no longer think there
> is any need for the odd gcc to be included using the alternatives system.
> -- 
> I consume, therefore I am

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