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Re: anyone know if this is true?

To: (Larry McVoy)
Subject: Re: anyone know if this is true?
From: (Ariel Faigon)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 10:10:31 -0700 (PDT)
In-reply-to: <> from "Larry McVoy" at Jun 18, 96 09:41:47 am
Organization: Silicon Graphics Inc.
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
is interested.

        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
           of 6.2

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 <>
>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: (Jon Rust)
>    Subject: gcc part II
>    Newsgroups: comp.sys.sgi.apps
>    Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 22:25:34 -0700
>    Organization: IAVC
>    Path:!!news.Stanford.EDU!agate!
>Lines: 21
>Message-ID: <>
>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
>    --------------------------------------------------------
>    Jon Rust
>    Internet Access of Ventura County
>         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.
>------- End of Forwarded Message

Peace, Ariel

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