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Re: GCC 3.1 Released
- From: "Richard B. Kreckel" <kreckel at ginac dot de>
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 17:04:51 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: GCC 3.1 Released
- Reply-to: Richard dot Kreckel at Uni-Mainz dot DE
On Thu, 16 May 2002, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> --On Thursday, May 16, 2002 03:48:49 PM +0200 "Richard B. Kreckel"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Wed, 15 May 2002, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> > [...]
> >> The release can be found in the file:
> >> gcc/gcc-3.1/gcc-3.1.tar.gz
> > Which in addition is symlinked by gcc/gcc-3.1.tar.gz. I don't recall when
> > this habit started, but I would like to ask you to refrain from this
> > symlinking.
> I'm not sure where that originates; that's how the 3.0.x releases were
> done, so that's how I did this one.
Hmm, I'm pretty sure it wasn't there at the beginning of the 3.0.x
releases, since we did it this way all the time...
> > The reason is as follows: Many people like to get the whole directory
> > gcc-3.1 tar'ed up by jsut saying
> > ftp> get gcc-3.1.tar
> That actually gets you a lot of the same things twice; the gcc-3.1.tar.gz
> file actually contains everything in that directory.
Sure, I'm aware of that. Mirrors etc. do want to get a lot of the same
things twice. :-)
Richard B. Kreckel