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Bug 5930 - Requires egcs to build
Summary: Requires egcs to build
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: acua
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Powers
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-13 23:51 UTC by andrewem
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-13 00:39:25 UTC

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Description andrewem 1999-10-13 23:51:18 UTC
I understand that egcs produced better code than gcc for x86
at one time, but this was never true for all architectures
(example: gcc and egcs for ARM were always identical).
Since egcs has been merged back into gcc, more and more of
these special cased spec files are gonna be causing
headaches in the future as well.

The "CC=egcs" force is done a patch (uggh).  A possibly
better approach would be to do the following in the spec

  if [ -e `type -p egcs` ] ; then \
    make CC=egcs ; \
  else \
    make ; \

Comment 1 Tim Powers 1999-10-20 16:10:59 UTC
Thanks for the tip. We'll keep an eye out for this in the next

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