Re: problem with Compiling kernel sources.

From: David Relson (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 20:45:35 EST


The gcc-2.96 released with RedHat 7.0 is a development snapshot of the
compiler, not an offical gcc release. It has some changes which makes it
impossible to build a kernel. RedHat 7.0 also includes a rpm with kgcc (
"Kernel GCC" ) which provides the compile you should use for this task.

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of discussion on this
mailing list of this topic. Check the archives for more of the gory details.

Good luck!


At 06:17 PM 10/11/00, wrote:
>Hi All,
>Just 2 days back I bought RedHat Linux7. And I was trying to build
>the kernel (make bzImage). But the build failed. It looks like
>the compiler issue. But I am not sure and hence, I have posted this
>on this list.
>Well, I tried one more thing. The RedHat Linux7 came with gcc package
>gcc-2.96-54 And the build was failing with that. Then I
>removed this package and installed egcs-1.1.2-30 package and tried
>to build the kernel and I could build the kernel. If anybody has
>faced the similar problem and could find the solution, please let
>me know.
>Thanks and regards,
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