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Re: 2.6.12 upload

On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 16:55:42 +0300, Horms wrote:


> I need to do something about the fact that users go and
> grab kernel-source-2.4.27 and it doesn't compile with the
> default gcc any more. Here are three solutions I have thought.
> 1. Document this somewhere
> 2. Change the makefile to default to gcc-3.3
> 3. Change the makefile to print out a nice error if gcc version >=4.0

#3 would be my preference; however, you still have the problem that people
may attempt to compile a vanilla 2.4 kernel w/ gcc-3.3.  IMO, this is
something that should be checked for by kernel-package; only allow certain
kernel versions to be compiled w/ certain versions of gcc, or even
override the version of gcc that it's compiling w/.  That is, if 2.4.27 is
being compiled, kernel-package internally sets CC=gcc-3.3.

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