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Re: gcc 2.95.4
- To: schaecsn <schaecsn at gmx dot de>
- Subject: Re: gcc 2.95.4
- From: Zack Weinberg <zack at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:43:21 -0700
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- References: <3BC7F9A9.654A7D4E@gmx.de>
On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 01:22:01AM -0700, schaecsn wrote:
> The linux-2.4.12 Changes file mentions this "The recommended compiler
> for the kernel is gcc 2.95.3 or .4".
> Actually, the last 2.95 version on ftp.gnu.org is .3 and not .4.
> where can I get .4? Isn't that an "offical" release?
The official release of 2.95.4 has not yet occurred. However, it is
fairly common for system integrators to ship pre-release versions of
2.95.4 taken from our CVS tree. These identify themselves like this:
$ gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4/specs
gcc version 2.95.4 20011006 (Debian prerelease)
This practice is safe, since we are conservative about changes applied
to the 2.95.x CVS branch, and the integrators presumably do their own
The advice you quote is meant to reassure users that it is okay to use
these pre-release versions to compile the Linux kernel.