Upgrading at last!
joel at oarcorp.com
Wed Mar 4 21:21:27 UTC 1998
> I am about to begin rebuilding my development environment. So far, I
> have installed the "Linux Universe" version. It's the UNIFIX version.
> This version comes with gcc 220.127.116.11 as the stock compiler.
> Should I replace this with egcs prior to building the cross-compiler? or
> , should I just look at the egcs as source for a cross-compiler build? (
> In all previous cross-compiler builds, I always built the latest C
> compiler first.)
> Should I also install the cpp-libs?
Locally we use Redhat and have been using it very seriously since 4.1. By
seriously I mean that we have run it on dual processor machines supporting
multiple users with a project actually depending on that machine staying
alive and healthy. :)
As a rule we never upgrade anything shipped with an OS version unless it
bites us. I am using gcc 2.7.2 in a gnat 3.09 installation. Both of
those are quite old at this point. I do not do C++ programming so have
never run into any problems. If we need to upgrade much, lately we have
just bought another machine with more horespower and moved. :) That last
time we did this we went from a Dual PPro/200 to a dual P2/300. It was
only about a US$5K machine with Linux preinstalled.
So my rule of thumb is don't upgrade the native compiler unless you have
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