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Re: gcc for Irix.

To: (Ariel Faigon)
Subject: Re: gcc for Irix.
From: "William J. Earl" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 13:37:35 -0700
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Ariel Faigon writes:
 > :
 > :Miguel de Icaza writes:
 > :...
 > : >    I am running into a little problem.  The binary gcc that is
 > : > available on the free software collection is for Irix 5.3 and the
 > : > include files that are packaged with it are not quite ok for Irix 6.2
 > :...
 > :
 > :      In what way do the 5.3 include files cause problems?
 > :
 > [Note: I'm taking care of Miguel in private email]
 > The headers that come with gcc are:
 >      1) Only a very small subset of the full set of headers
 >         which were preprocessed by gcc 'fix_header' utility.
 >      2) Correspond to the OS version on which gcc was built
 >         which may be incompatible in subtle ways with the
 >         runtime libraries on a later OS version.
 > Since Miguel's Indy is (apparently) a 6.2 IRIX, possibly
 > without all the necessary header patches, and the gcc he
 > is trying was built on 5.3, I can see why he has header
 > problems.

       If the old headers do not work on the new system, that is a
bug, not a feature.  There had better not be any subtle
incompatibilities.  (New headers will not work on an old system, but
that is a different problem.)

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