couldn't understand your installation instructions
Tue May 9 14:14:00 GMT 2000

     Dear GCC team--
        A visiting postdoc wants to use gcc/g++ on one of our SGI 
     workstations (Origin 200 / Irix 6.4).  She knows even less about 
     downloading and installing software than I do, so I agreed to make the 
        I had no difficulty obtaining the files gcc-2.95.2.tar.gz and 
     gcc-g++-2.95.2.tar.gz from one of your ftp sites, or moving them to 
     the directory I intended for 'srcdir', or uncompressing and untarring 
        Problems began when I couldn't understand the sentence 'Second, 
     when configuring a native system, either "cc" or "gcc" must be in your 
     path or you must set CC in your environment before running configure.' 
     in your installation instructions file.  Does this mean that there has 
     to be a directory named either "cc" or "gcc" in the search path of the 
     account in which I was doing the installation?  Does it mean that the 
     'srcdir' has to have a parent directory named "cc" or "gcc"?  If I 
     want to choose the second option, to which environment variable am I 
     supposed to assign the value CC?
        Ultimately, I just followed your directions to '% mkdir objdir % cd 
     objdir % srcdir/configure', and hoped for the best.  The installation 
     was seemingly successful.  It did not terminate prematurely and did 
     not generate any error messages.  But when I subsequently entered the 
     'make bootstrap' command, the building process stopped after just a 
     few seconds, with the message that a file it needed, 'argv.c', could 
     not be found.
     --Harry L. Graber
       SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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