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Re: Installation Directions

Janis Johnson wrote:

On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 09:52:43AM -0500, Michael S. Zick wrote:

On Thursday 15 August 2002 11:11 pm, wrote:

I have with no problems built gcc-3.2 on the Alpha EV56 architecture.
Thank you to the GCC 3.2 developers!

As mentioned in an earlier mail, I am working on a revision of the "install" directions.
I really like the format of this "build report" - anyone have comments or objections to making it the "recommended" format?

As someone who reads all of the build reports carefully, I like this
one.  In your recommended format you should, however, include
"make -k check" after "make bootstrap", with a link to the archived
test results.  You can mention that running the tests is optional but
is a very good idea.  Sending in the test results allows other people
to notice problems with your build, and it provides a comparison for
other people building on the same platform.

Building GCC the first time can be difficult, but we get used to it
very quickly and forget that it can be confusing.  Thanks for making
the effort to improve the documentation for first-timers.


I'll add my own vote of thanks(!) to those that update the documentation, for the
rest of us mere mortals. ;-)

Q: Has there been any work done on updating the "cross compiling" document(s)? It seems
that this information (last time I checked) is very much out of date with the current
3.x releases. I am desperately looking for a way to get GCC 3.x for Ada bootstrapped
for Dec Alpha, using FreeBSD.

Thanks, Warren.

Warren W. Gay VE3WWG

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