Minimum OS required to build GCC

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Fri Aug 16 08:46:00 GMT 2013


On 08/16/2013 07:29 AM, tom wrote:
> This may be a bit of a daft question but I'm wondering what the minimum 
> requirements for an OS to run GCC:
> I'm getting a parallella board and it seems sort of logical to try and 
> use it to do compiles as well. I used to run GCC on a 4MByte 386 so it 
> seems feasible.

It's been a while since I looked, and I don't think anyone really knows.
GCC is much fatter than it used to be: for example, we parse everything
into trees and keep all of them around during compilation.  So, I'm
pretty sure that running GCC in a few megabytes isn't going to work.

Andrew.



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