Re: : NFS Oops - the third today (2.2.13)

Miquel van Smoorenburg (
22 Nov 1999 19:56:33 +0100

In article <>,
Jens Benecke <> wrote:
>I have had a problem that I cannot build _anything_ with any more
>since I upgraded to the unstable tree of Debian (I know, my fault).
>Setting "CC=gcc272" (which is a valid executable - the default is gcc =
>2.95.2, but the gcc272 package is an additional old gcc) gives me a huge
>load of errors "dereferncing pointer to incomplete type" in
>/usr/include/linux. (I suspect that the include files are messed up but I
>installed all the packages correctly..)

That is because you are going about it the wrong way. You cannot
simply set CC=gcc272 to build the kernelwith gcc272, alas.

You need to edit the main makefile, and in the line where it says:


... you need to change gcc to gcc272.

If you simply set CC=gcc272 you're losing the -D__KERNEL__ -I$(HPATH)
options, and the kernel won't build.


First things first, but not necessarily in that order.

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