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Re: g77 Build Problems

"Henry B. Hotz" wrote:

[ Problems building g77 on Darwin ... ]

> >/var/tmp//ccREYN7l.s:412:Parameter syntax error (parameter 4)
> >/var/tmp//ccREYN7l.s:485:Parameter syntax error (parameter 4)
> >/var/tmp//ccREYN7l.s:606:Parameter syntax error (parameter 4)
> >make[3]: *** [libgcc/./_divdi3.o] Error 1
> >make[2]: *** [stmp-multilib] Error 2
> >make[1]: *** [stage1_build] Error 2
> >make: *** [bootstrap] Error 2

Stan wrote:

> You need an assembler patch to get past this point.  There is
> a copy of the patch in a message I sent to darwin-development
> on 2001-4-12 entitled "Building GCC 3.x for Darwin, updated"
> (sorry, no url handy).

> Several people have gotten g77 to go, there were several
> reports in April.

That's not really surprising - they have to, given that also on this
platform we do not have any competition.

At least, that's what I conclude from this discussion on
comp.lang.fortran two weeks ago:

Dave Seaman wrote:

> In article <>,
> Acme Optics  <> wrote:

> >Anyone have any experience with Absoft for OS X or any other 
> >Fortran for OS X? I'm thinking of buying a new Mac to port my 
> >optics program too.

> It's not available yet.  See <>.

[ And I replied: ]

> Amazing - this is what our customers tell us:

> > You bet that's a good question.  I've already asked them -- and 
> > they, of course, tell me to get Absoft.  Sometimes I think that 
> > it is literally a conspiracy (let's "break" g77).  Do you think 
> > that it would be difficult to perform the port and that's why 
> > they didn't?

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