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Re: Changing base compiler requirement for bootstrapping GNAT
- From: Jakub Jelinek <jakub at redhat dot com>
- To: Joel Sherrill <joel dot sherrill at oarcorp dot com>
- Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k dot org>, Tristan Gingold <gingold at adacore dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Arnaud Charlet <charlet at adacore dot com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:34:34 +0100
- Subject: Re: Changing base compiler requirement for bootstrapping GNAT
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- Reply-to: Jakub Jelinek <jakub at redhat dot com>
On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 09:20:31AM -0600, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On 1/19/2017 6:33 AM, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 01:26:32PM +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> > > On Jan 19 2017, Tristan Gingold <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is it ok to require gcc 4.9 (3 years old) or later to build GNAT ?
> > >
> > > The newest Ada compiler available for SLE11 is 4.8.
> > Various people still use 4.4 or even 4.1 as bootstrap compilers.
> > While 3 years old requirement is way better than the Rust nonsense (only
> > support bootstrap with 6 weeks older Rust and not older), it is still not
> > good enough for GCC IMHO.
> I still see a lot of people using CentOS/RHEL 6 which has
> gcc 4.4.7. This is particularly true of large organizations.
> What does CentOS/RHEL 7 have for gcc?