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Re: Circular Build-Depends; am I their only enemy?

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 04:38:49PM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:

> Wasn't it possible, in the past, to bootstrap GCC without a working
> C compiler? (I have vague memories of a truly insane shell script
> manipulating assembly... or maybe just hand-written assembly bootstrap
> utilities for each port).

I don't recall anything like that; I believe the usual method is to build a
cross-compiling gcc and compile gcc with that.

 - mdz

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