[PATCH] gcc: Reference GNU's FTP site for all GCC parts.

Joel Sherrill joel at rtems.org
Thu Jan 18 00:01:54 UTC 2018

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:21 PM, Chris Johns <chrisj at rtems.org> wrote:

> On 18/1/18 9:30 am, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> > Why can't we change it to here for 4.10?
> >
> > http://www.multiprecision.org/downloads/mpc-0.8.1.tar.gz
> >
> We could however it leaves us open to the same issue that started us
> looking at
> this problem and there is a push to make 4.10 a long term supported
> release. If
> the home site changes it breaks the release branch.
> With RPM tool's was the host's (distros) shared library version being
> used? I
> seem to remember the view at the time was host's version was preferred
> cause
> distro maintainers always know best. If this is the case which version is
> being
> used?
> I see the alternatives as:
>  1. Investigate the role MPC plays and what effect it has on the generated
> code.
>  2. Make MPC a special and hope the web site stays the same.
> No matter what path we take we need to make sure we are happy with the
> generated
> code for the RSB tools to make a release. How do we do this?
>  a. Assume it is OK if the tests results match.
>  b. Check the generated code.
> Checking the generated code requires a build of the 4.10.2 kernel with the
> tools. If this path is taken I need a tarball of the installed only 4.10.2
> kernel built with RPM tools for selected archs. I can then check the
> generated
> code. I have no ability to install and run the RPM tools.

I actually wonder how hard it would be to do this. I suspect you need
something like CentOS 6 or 7 and compatibility libraries. If that's
and possible.

A quick check shows the CentOS 6 RPM for mpc is 0.8-3 so 0.8 with patches.
That's more suspect to me than a base use of something newer. It doesn't
anything any other distribution is going to have. And it used gcc 4.4.x as
a host
compiler. 4.4.7 was the RPM I found on a random mirror.

(1) is what we have done in the past. But we decided that depending on the
host for mpc and mpfr was a risk.

I would lean to picking something -- anything-- for mpc and just moving

> Chris
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