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Re: [doc] Update install.texi for Solaris 2, IRIX, Tru64 UNIX

Gerald Pfeifer <> writes:

> On Thu, 17 Mar 2011, Rainer Orth wrote:
>> I've just reviewed install.texi for my platforms and found it mostly
>> accurate.  A few minor changes are desirable for the 4.6 release, but
>> also apply to mainline since the file is identical there:
>> * Update recommendations to binutils 2.21 since this is what I've been
>>   testing.
> Since you're the primary tester and often only on these platforms, I
> guess this is fine, otherwise (on GNU/Linux x86, say) it might be a bit
> too strict.

I've carefully worded to be only a recommendation, stating at the same
time when the bundled versions should work too.  2.21 is an important
improvement over 2.20 since I've fixed several bugs there, especially
related to TLS support.

>> * Remove download URL for Sun Studio compilers since AFAIK we're not
>>   supposed to link to non-free software.
> Oh, sorry, I failed to follow up on your earlier response on that thread.

No problem, just stumbled over it again when re-reading the sections on
my targets.


Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

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