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: > http://www.trevorpounds.com/blog/?p=111&cpage=1#comment-102. 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. Andrew.