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Old 09-11-2002, 08:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs up cvs lfs


1. cvs lfs was dated Sept 02 while lfs 3.3 dated april 02.

2. The big changes in cvs are the gcc 3.2 and the use of a static directory.

3. Cvs was installed as smooth as lfs 3.3. The difference is it took about 2-3 times much longer.

Is cvs lfs worth to make a change from 3.3? I don't think so since the one major change was gcc 3.2 but the older gcc 2.95 would do just fine in almost all situations. Besides, when I compiled gcc 3.2, I saw a lot of warnibngs about sign and unsign and deprecated components.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 08:38 AM   #2
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Change from gcc 2.95 to 3.2 isn't big, but I like the newer version more.
Just my opinion.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 10:05 AM   #3
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will it be easier just update gcc? for example with rm -rf?

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Old 09-11-2002, 11:13 AM   #4
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I personally think the change from gcc 2.95 to 3.2 is a very good thing to have. And I would do it now rather than later.

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Old 09-11-2002, 11:47 AM   #5
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Can you explain?
 
Old 09-11-2002, 12:04 PM   #6
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Explain what? The differences in the two? I like the ability to use the AMD opimizations in 3.2 that weren't available before.

To see all the differences I think there would probably be a changelog if that's what you mean.

Here's the homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/gcc/

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Old 09-11-2002, 01:34 PM   #7
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>Explain what?

Well. For the sake of discussion and the benefits of those who read this thread. Not for my own sake.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 04:05 PM   #8
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Quote:
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will it be easier just update gcc? for example with rm -rf?
You can, but a distro update from time to time (especially for someone who likes "messing") is a good idea. It's a time to remove not needed software.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 07:10 PM   #9
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check out this hint.... maybe you want to keep both?

http://hints.linuxfromscratch.org/hi...e_versions.txt
 
Old 09-12-2002, 01:38 PM   #10
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>Explain what?

Well. For the sake of discussion and the benefits of those who read this thread. Not for my own sake.
Oh right, I thought maybe you meant more on gcc or something, no problem

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Old 09-13-2002, 08:39 AM   #11
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I am thinking that if we just want to upgrade gcc then just discarded all the previous gcc files and run install gcc . It even faster that way and some people can't afford to throw away all the system they have built( may be a server or something).
 
Old 09-13-2002, 12:01 PM   #12
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how are you going to compile gcc if you have removed the previous version? You would have to either still have the /usr/static directory around or use the one from your base system i guess. What i did right after i installed 3.3 and wanted to be "up to date" was just to compile the libraries and gcc on top of the older one. I don't think this is the correct way to do it at all, but it seemed to work. ex:

[~][10:03:40]> gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.1/specs
Configured with: ../gcc-3.1/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-languages=c,c++ --enable-threads=posix --with-slibdir=/lib
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.1
 
Old 09-13-2002, 12:42 PM   #13
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Well. That's a good point. But I used the gcc compiler of the base distro in the same computer.

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