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Re: recompiling kernels in Red Hat 7.2

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 09:39:05AM -0600, Casey Boone wrote:
> hrm, i thought i was remembering a kernel list b*tch fest, but perhaps it
> was an uninformed /. one instead

The original Red Hat 7.0 gcc *was* buggy.  Red Hat still included egcs
1.1.2 (as "kgcc") though, so it was never as big of a deal as many
people thought it was.  Plus, I'm pretty sure that most of the
bitching was done by people who never even thought about *why* Red Hat
used that particular version of gcc.  (They needed it for ia64, and it
is *much* faster on alpha than older versions of gcc.)

Within a couple of months, Red Hat fixed all of the obvious bugs in
their gcc, so the 7.0 errata version compiled kernels just fine.  The
versions shipped in 7.1 and 7.2 work fine, although there is an update
for 7.1.

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