Bootstrap failure on i686-pc-linux-gnu

Horst von Brand
Sun Oct 31 23:03:00 GMT 1999

Michael Vance <> said:
> This would seem to be a binutils problem. I'm using
> [michael@namaste egcs-build]$ rpm -q binutils
> binutils-

> Any recommendations as to proper binutils (or whether this is the
> problem) would be appreciated. perhaps?

> As an addendum, is anyone aware of commercial compilers that have
> solid C++ support for Linux? The current state of egcs makes my work
> impossible, and I'm wondering if there are any short-term
> alternatives (long-term of course being to help the egcs project).

You'll run into _serious_ trouble, the C++ libraries (objects and stuff)
are simply not binary compatible. Not even between gcc releases,

Good luck!
Dr. Horst H. von Brand             
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