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Re: RFC: requiring GCC >= 4.7 to build glibc
- From: Roland McGrath <roland at hack dot frob dot com>
- To: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- Cc: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:30:30 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: RFC: requiring GCC >= 4.7 to build glibc
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> On 08/24/2015 01:28 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> > I think we can be less conservative about
> > version requirements for GCC and binutils than for the Linux kernel.
> My two cents: I'd be more aggressive than what you proposed last week.
> GCC 4.8 is no longer actively maintained upstream, right? So it should
> be OK to require 4.9
> Admittedly I'm more of a bleeding-edge guy....
Many glibc developers are using distro versions that do not provide 4.9.
e.g., all of us at Google are using something based on Ubuntu 14.04,
which has GCC 4.8.4.