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Re: GCC 2.7/Debian Packages/Non ELF

"mm" == Martin Alonso Soto Jacome <masoto@uniandes.edu.co> writes:

mm> On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Marcelo Magallon wrote:

  >> The problem is I *NEED* GCC 2.7.x... I can fetch the source code from the 
  >> debian unstable source tree, but I'd really like to compile it as a 
  >> package in order to be able to install it using dpkg, so dpkg will know 
  >> GCC is installed, so it won't barf about dependencies et al.

mm> I have right the same problem.  It seems to me that some of us, still
mm> using 0.93 for stability reasons but needing recent packages like gcc
mm> 2.7.x or tcl 7.4/tk 4.0, could try to build and publish a.out based
mm> versions of them, just to make easier the transition between 0.93 and 1.1. 
mm> Unfortunately I don't know the exact method to do that (compile a package
mm> configured for elf to generate a.out) out from the source code, but I've
mm> heard it is possible.  Some feedback on the subject would be really useful
mm> as a starting point. 

   I might be interested in trying this if it is not impossible.

   Is it?

   A lot happened between libc4 and libc5.

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