problem with installing binutils

H . J . Lu
Mon Jun 26 09:09:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, Jun 26, 2000 at 08:40:20AM -0700, Bruce Korb wrote:
> Franz Sirl wrote:
> > See the thread starting at
> >
> > 
> > Bruce, do you now finally believe that your patch breaks things and doesn't
> > fix anything? Please revert your wrong patch! Actually the config maintainer
> > should revert it ASAP, so we can synchronize binutils/gcc/etc again.
> > 
> > Your patch breaks major GNU applications working fine for years, just to help
> > broken installations with a missing gcc->cc symlink.
> If the symlink were sufficient, I would agree.
> I think it is broken that the nieve should face a silent failure
> from config.guess leaving the hapless to wonder what to do.
> (Those were the shoes I was in several years ago.  I hate it.)
> There is an issue between you and others over whether the
> library version or other information should be added to the
> end of the configuration triplet.  I.e. should it be part of
> config.guess or a configure test?  Don't ask me to answer that.

I am answering as the maintainer of the Linux C libary version 5 and
the developer of the Linux C libary version 6, aka the GNU C library
version 2. For Linux, the C library version has to be the part of the
config.guess output. Many, many packages depend on the correct ouput
from config.guess. Otherwise, they won't be configured right with the
Linux C libary version 5.

Could someone please fix it?



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