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Re: Proposal: removing libc5, altgcc and all their old-days dependencies

On Sat, Jun 21, 2003 at 12:26:52PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:

> Why not just ship an old binutils/gcc to build the old libc5 binaries?
> I really don't understand why this is such a difficult problem.  If, for
> instance, gcc 2.7.2 could build these things three years ago, why can't it
> now?  It's not as if some fundamental kernel structures have changed in a
> hugely incompatible way; other binaries from that era work fine.

That's what we have been doing for GCC:

| $ i486-linuxlibc1-gcc --version

(though not for binutils).

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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