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Re: Install GCC guide

On 12 May 2017 at 15:05, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> On 12 May 2017 at 14:03, joris wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The installing GCC guide contains a paragraph that says 'If you also intend
>> to build binutils (either to upgrade an existing installation or for use in
>> place of the corresponding tools of your OS), unpack the binutils
>> distribution either in the same directory or a separate one.'
>> Bu according to bug,
>> unpacking a binutils source release within a GCC source release may not be a
>> good idea.
>> Problem with building GCC is that if you do not, you end up with a missing
>> libiberty.
> I can't parse this sentence. If you do not what? Build binutils at the
> same time?
> It's certainly not true that you get a missing libiberty if you don't
> build binutils at the same time.

Please reply to the mailing list not just to me, I'm not interested in
having a private conversation.

What Jakub said is that you need to ensure the common parts of the two
trees are the same (sometimes that is true if you use a gcc release
and a binutils release that are very similar ages, but more often it

If you don't want to have to do that, just build them separately.

We could update to clarify
this, as I agree it doesn't mention the caveats.

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