[tulip] RH7.0 issues with tulip.c and problems the new web site does not for me

Daniel Roesen droesen@entire-systems.com
Fri, 24 Nov 2000 08:54:45 +0100

On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 02:30:28AM -0500, james hill wrote:
> Red Hat 7.0 has a flawed configuration with their default install.

I can't see any Kernel headers / GCC related ones.

> It uses the header files from an unreleased 2.3.99 kernel, rather
> than installing the header files from the kernel that is actually
> running.

This is how it is supposed to be. The installed headers should be
the ones against which the glibc is compiled. They are not
supposed to reflect the running kernel at all.

Read http://kt.linuxcare.com/kernel-traffic/kt20000814_80.epl#4

Stop spreading misinformation.

> A second problem is that 7.0 provides an experiment version of gcc
> that was not intended for public release.

Where's the problem with it? [please don't answer. that question
was rhetorical]

> The stable version of gcc needed to correctly compile the kernel
> has been renamed to kgcc.

Again: wrong. In almost all cases the KERNEL is the problem, not
the compiler. 2.4test kernels are almost current-gcc compatible,
2.2 kernel definately not.

Read the linux-kernel mailing list archives.

And btw... "official release" is not a synonym for "stable". Same
goes for "CVS snapshot plus fixes" and "unstable".

Besides that... other distros (IIRC at least Mandrake and TurboLinux)
also ship a "kgcc" for kernel compiling and Debian ships gcc 2.7.x
for kernel compiles as "gcc272".

> The Makefile in the tar file and RPM automatically include this
> compile flag, however they cannot automatically use 'kgcc'. 

Current Linux kernel sources do.

> To repeat: this is a flaw that was introduced with Red Hat 7.0.
> It is a Red Hat configuration problem, not a driver 

Prove your accusations or be quiet. You obviously don't know what
you're talking about.

Oh my, I'm really tired of reading all this bullshit.


PS: please fix your line wrapping to 72 chars per line or less. I had
to wrap them manually. Very annoying.

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