Re: 2.0.25 - as errors STILL stop compile

Robey Pointer (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 13:32:16 -0800 (PST)

Lindsay Haisley said this, and I just had to respond:
> I also tried upgrading my gcc from 2.7.2 to as was suggested (using
> the bin file from ftp://sunsite/, but it was a
> disaster! gcc quit on the first file with the following complaints:
> > gateway:/usr/src/linux# make zImage
> > gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.0.25/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes
> > -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -fno-strength-reduce -pipe -m486 -DCPU=486 -c -o
> > init/main.o init/main.c
> > stdin:1: numeric constant with no digits
> > stdin:1: numeric constant with no digits
> > stdin:1: invalid #line

I had this same problem with, and had to spend a huge amount of time
reverting. This is such a fundamental problem that I'm really surprised that
anyone has gotten it to work, much less is advising people to upgrade to it!
Possibly it should have been marked as a beta version. Definitely it should
not be required for new kernels. :/

What seems to be happening is that gcc can't understand the output of gcc -E.
I'm not kidding.

Can I suggest that the kernel's gcc requirement remain at merely the cutting
edge (2.7.2) and not require beta versions that don't work yet? This is
getting ludicrous.


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