Re: compiling gcc 2.95.3 under ubuntu 10.04.2, x86_64

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On 04/02/2012 06:29 PM, Roman Suvorov wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, feel free to point me in the right direction.

Redirect to gcc-help.

> I'm looking into the evolution of Linux kernel and this requires me
> to build some ancient releases (as old as 2.4.0) from source using
> GCC. I have gcc 4.4.3-4ubuntu5 installed on my lab machine but it's
> incompatible with these old sources, and the "lowest common
> denominator" would be gcc 2.95.3, so I've been trying to compile it
> from source - so far with little success.

> It's hard but not impossible - done before by this guy:
> I
> followed all of his suggestions but so far hasn't had much luck -
> most recent attempt dies with the following message:

> /usr/bin/ld.bfd.real: error in pic/cstrmain.o(.eh_frame); no .eh_frame_hdr table will be created.
> The URL above contains a link to my stdout/stderr logs too. Has anyone here tried compiling such an old version of GCC? Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

It's going to be hard.  gcc 2.95 doesn't support using x86_64 as a host,
so you're going to have to build in in a 32-bit virtual machine or by
using mock.

You'll have other problems too.  gcc back then wasn't so standards-
clean as it is now; we have a lot of warnings and better diagnostics
that have allowed us to clean up gcc.  I don't know why you got that
particular message, and as I said I can't look at your logs.  I might
have a try myself to build gcc 2.95 later today.


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