configure error

Joe Buck
Wed Sep 6 14:48:00 GMT 2000

On Sep  6, 2000, Kevin Handy <> wrote:
> > I just downloaded a cvs copy of gcc today and have the following error
> > while trying to configure it (using "configure --prefix=/usr")

Alexandre Oliva writes:
> You're supposed to use a separate build tree for GCC.  This probably
> wouldn't have occurred if you had followed the installation
> instructions.

While this *is* what we recommend, the fact that it's not the default
means that people are going to do things the default way.  We should
at least be trying it occasionally and fixing any bugs encountered.

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