Subject: Re: upgrade gcc to 2.7?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John Birrell <cimaxp1!>
List: current-users
Date: 08/05/1995 08:25:06
Kenneth Stailey wrote:
> > What's the thoughts on this?  Would there be any problems with updating
> > the gcc to 2.7?
> mycroft, et. al. hate the GPL.  As a result we suffer from GNU C
> integration problems.  They would rather patch 2.4.5 again than
> cooperate with the FSF.

The crunch will come when the main NetBSD source tree has to fully support
Alpha. gcc -v on NetBSD/Alpha reports 'gcc version cygnus-2.6.4-950101'.
I doubt that any one would consider patching 2.4.5 to at least the level
we're running on Alpha now (when that isn't even good enough IMO. Sigh).

> We missed out on 2.6.3 and libg++ 2.6.2.  As a result I erased the
> bogus libg++ from my NetBSD source tree and installed the 2.6.2 one.
> All the NetBSD core software never missed it and I could build things
> like RARS without any errors.
> OS politics, *sigh*
> ~Ken

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