Message Of The Day

Mon, 28 Oct 2002

23:19 [zork(~)] cat gcc-hacked.txt

Dave Barry hacks GCC

Well, it's not the cleanest of solutions, but God bless Dave Barry for hacking up GCC to build something like what we want. There's a big hairy patch up at that makes my head nearly spin, but I think it's a good thing. We're still working on getting the dirs right, but somehow Dave says that doing so breaks things.

My hatred for big old packages with crufty build systems grows. At least the Linux kernel build system is something that lots of people use, so it's only really showing its age in the area of feature dependencies. But gcc and X make me physically cringe when I think about them.

Sun, 27 Oct 2002

21:18 [zork(~)] cat libstdc++.txt

I hated XFree86, but now I just hate GCC

I hacked and sawed for months before Dave Barry finally pushed TinyX into my face, and I realized that it was exactly what the LNX-BBC needed. It was a quick day's work to get it mostly set up in a pretty good fashion.

But since we were not about to take twm, I nixed it in favor of hackedbox. The problem: hackedbox is C++, and our isn't getting installed. This is giving us big headaches, as no matter how many ways we build gcc, it only ever gets bigger yet never succeeds in installing libstdc++!

It's enough to make me pine for the days when it was a separate package, and we may end up having to use a pre-2.95 version of the thing in the end as a hideous patch. GAR.

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