Configuration of Version String
- It is considered good practice for distributors to modify the GCC version string printed by binaries to contain information distinguishing it from FSF releases. However, doing that presently requires changing the source code. This patch will provide a configure-time option for adding a parenthesized string containing a distributor version string, build number, build date, etc.
- Mark Mitchell
- Vladimir Prus
- The patch will be available by October 30, 2006.
- Distributors will be able to more easily distinguish their builds from the FSF releases, avoiding confusion for users about who to contact for help when problems arise.
- The top-level configure script, the GCC configure script, and possibly the GCC Makefiles will require relatively minor modifications.