Lalit Seth sethlalitwo@gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 11:30:00 GMT 2006

I have  experienced that GCC fails to compile with gmake but gets
successfully compiled when gmake bootstrap-lean is used. Why so. This
was on HPUX 11.11 for version 3.3.2

On 11/8/06, Tim Prince <timothyprince@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> > "Lalit Seth" <sethlalitwo@gmail.com> writes:
> >
> >> I like to knw why we use "gmake bootstrap-lean" to compile GCC instead
> >> of "gmake". How they are different and what behaviour changes are
> >> there in 2 cases for GCC compiler.
> >
> > We have no idea why you do that.
> >
> > The difference is that during bootstrap-lean old stages are removed
> > when they are no longer needed.  That is, bootstrap-lean uses less
> > disk space.  There is no difference in the compiler.
> >
> I thought OP might be asking why it took so long for gcc build to
> implement a default which should know when bootstrap is required. Only
> the recent versions can build from scratch without explicit bootstrap
> option.

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