Is part of gcc3 missing?

Lee Maschmeyer
Wed Nov 3 14:10:00 GMT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Andy Koppe
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 16:56
Subject: Re: Is part of gcc3 missing?

> On 2 November 2010 19:57, Lee Maschmeyer wrote:
>> Gentlefolk,
>> For the past couple years or more I've been building a program, brltty, 
>> from
>> its subversion development stream. The only problems I had were in that
>> stream and they were fixed quite rapidly by the developer, in large 
>> measure
>> because of my reports.
>> The last time I was able to build it successfully was on October 11. 
>> Since
>> then I've been getting the error detailed in the attachments. I'm almost
>> positive the problem is an update to gcc or one of its henchmen because 
>> I've
>> downdated brltty from 5400, which no longer successfully builds, all the 
>> way
>> back to 5300 with no success.
>> I hope it's not providing too much information, but I've attached (yes,
>> really :-) not only cygcheck -svr but also the typescript of the make
>> session and config.log. Note that I'm using gcc3 because 4 has never 
>> worked.
>> (That's a known problem however and we hope will be fixed in the next gcc
>> update.)
> The typescript shows the following error:
> ocamlmklib -L./../../Programs -lbrlapi -oc brlapi_stubs brlapi_stubs.o
> ** Fatal error: Cannot find file "libgcc_s"
> libgcc_s ships with gcc4 only, so it looks like ocaml depends on gcc4
> now, probably since its recent update.
> You may not need the OCaml bindings being built there though. I see
> you can disable them with the --disable-caml-bindings configure
> option.
> Andy

Hmm. Is that really the best approach unless absolutely necessary? "That
doesn't work so do something else" has always struck me as a less than ideal
approach to debugging. :-) Is it possible that caml could be repaired so it
doesn't depend on GCC4?


Lee Maschmeyer
Wayne State University Computing Center
5925 Woodwad, #281
Detroit MI 48202

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