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Re: small varasm.c improvements


Gerald Pfeifer <pfeifer@dbai.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

| On Sat, 10 May 2003, Zack Weinberg wrote:
| > This is what I'm using:
| >
| > ii  tcl8.4         8.4.2-1        Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8.4 - run-t
| > ii  expect         5.38.0-5       A program that "talks" to other programs
| > ii  dejagnu        1.4.3-0.1      framework for running test suites on softwar
| >
| > These packages are almost certainly newer than the minimum
| > requirements, and I do not know what the minimum requirements are.
| > On another machine where it also works, the package versions are
| > 8.3.3-74, 5.38.0-74, and 1.4.2-6.
| 
| On Sat, 10 May 2003, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
| > The DejaGnu version recommanded for working with GCC is that one
| > available in the infrastructure directory at the GCC ftp site.
| 
| Where is this recommended?
| 
| Our documentation only says (doc/install.texi):
| 
|   Second, you must have the testing tools installed.  This includes
|   @uref{http://www.gnu.org/software/dejagnu/,,DejaGnu} 1.4.2 (or later),
|   Tcl, and Expect; the DejaGnu site has links to these.
| 
| To the best of my knowledge, the tarball on gcc.gnu.org was just a
| workaround, when there was no official release suitable to our needs.

If so then there is a problem.  For example, it you modify a
Makefile.am in libstdc++-v3/ and use a recent version of automake or
autoconf, you're most likely to encounter many problems.  It has been my
understanding that the toolset (Tcl, DejaGnu, Expect, ...) was put there
as the reommended tools to use with GCC.

-- Gaby


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