Re: 2.0.25 - as errors STILL stop compile

Robey Pointer (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 17:19:48 -0800 (PST)

Albert Cahalan said this, and I just had to respond:
> > 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. :/
> I'm sure I missed many things. It is best to install the new version
> right on top of the old version - in /usr or /usr/local as needed.
> (this stuff really belongs in /usr though)

That's the problem; I unpacked right on top of my old gcc. Unfortunately
for me, since gcc was broken, I then had to spend a good half hour
re-ftp'ing 2.7.2 and re-installing that. Blargh.

> I'd also suggest upgradeing related things at the same time.
> By that I mean libc, binutils, and That might mean you
> should wipe out /usr/include even. Be sure to do all the removals
> before you start to add things back.

Yes, they were upgraded previously. I still believe there is something
wrong with the binaries -- if they wish us to do other things
besides detar them over the old version, they should include some
documentation. (Actually they should do that anyway.) The only things
on tsx-11 were the binaries, and some very cryptically named
2.7.2 binaries.


Robey Pointer                    |  "So that's what an invisible barrier                 |   looks like."   -Time Bandits  |  (join the 90's retro bandwagon early!)