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Re: toolchain/48638 (gcc 4.8 does not support MKREPRO)

The following reply was made to PR toolchain/48638; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: toolchain/48638 (gcc 4.8 does not support MKREPRO)
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 01:13:48 +0000

 On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 02:45:01PM +0000, matthew green wrote:
  >  the only real way i know to solve this is to only use relative paths
  >  for pretty much everything.
  >  that's ugly in several ways, and also doesn't work well with some of
  >  the supported build methods we have (eg, various objdir methods.)
  >  i'm not sure i think we should fix this part, but instead always
  >  build in a chroot such that the paths are well known.  it's really
  >  the only safe way to make sure *ALL* tools use the right paths.
  >  i'm sure GCC isn't the only problem here, and new cases appear.
 Build systems should always use only relative paths, for this precise
 reason :-)  but getting there isn't trivial.
 David A. Holland

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