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Re: using _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 with a non-gcc compiler

> From: Ulrich Drepper <>
> Date: 12 Nov 2001 15:14:05 -0800
> > If that's your decision, it would be helpful if the documentation
> > covered this point, as it's currently unclear (at least to me).
> This won't go in since it's wrong.  Only features of standards (Unix
> in this case) which require compiler-specific cannot be generally
> supported.

OK, how about this patch instead?  The second sentence tries to mimic
your wording.

--- install.texi	Sat May 26 23:53:41 2001
+++ install-fix.texi	Mon Nov 12 17:19:27 2001
@@ -417,6 +417,11 @@ patches, although we try to avoid this.
 @appendixsec Supported Configurations
 @cindex configurations, all supported
+Applications that are compiled and linked with the GNU C Library
+should use GCC release 2.95 or later.  Other compilers will work in
+many cases, but some features of the @sc{posix} and Unix standards
+require compiler-specific support and are not generally supported.
 The GNU C Library currently supports configurations that match the
 following patterns:

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