Sadly, it *is* true. I guess many more 6.2 pissed off customers
are waiting down the pipeline.
We can solve it by getting David Miller's development environment
packaged as freeware, (it includes a GNU linker that works)
and put it (really quick) outside the firewall for whoever
1) Someone with a couple of days of time needs to take this
and just do it. I was planning on it, but I need
another week or so to start.
2) I'm afraid we'll need to add crt[1n].o as binaries
as these are *not* shipped with the headers and libraries
Any comments, objections from anyone (especially for step 2) ?
>If it isn't true, can someone send mail to Tiemann and tell him the
>facts. Sounds like we're getting bad press.
>------- Forwarded Message
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 05:22:52 -0700
>From: Michael Tiemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [comp.sys.sgi.apps] gcc part II
>Is this not fixed in 6.2? I upgraded my machine at home yesterday, and
>it looked suspiciously like SGI was providing headers and libraries as
>part of the std 6.2 release.
> From: email@example.com (Jon Rust)
> Subject: gcc part II
> Newsgroups: comp.sys.sgi.apps
> Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 22:25:34 -0700
> Organization: IAVC
> Path: cygnus.com!kithrup.com!news.Stanford.EDU!agate!howland.reston.ans.net
>X-Newsreader: Yet Another NewsWatcher 2.2.0b4
> Before I fly off the handle, I wanna make sure this is true.
> You can't build ***anything*** unless you fork over a huge wad of cash to
> SGI for their compiler and dev enviro?
> **If** this is true, it's horseshit. No wonder SGI is so far down the food
> chain in the land of UNIX. Buying SGI could be one of the biggest mistakes
> I've made since openning my business over 15 months ago. I wonder if my 30
> days are up. Maybe I can ship it back. I only wish I'd bought [insert any
> other UNIX platform here].
> If it's not true, could someone plz point me in the right direction to get
> gcc working so I can compile BIND, RADIUS, wuftpd, etc...
> pissed off with no build capability,
> Jon Rust
> Internet Access of Ventura County
> firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.vc.net 805.383.3500
>I know that gcc is not yet 6.2-friendly, but that's much more easily
>fixed than the library/header problem.
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