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[Qemu-devel] Debian blues (Re: Problem compiling with gcc 3.3 on 2.6.14

From: Emmanuel Charpentier
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Debian blues (Re: Problem compiling with gcc 3.3 on 2.6.14 (Debian))
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 22:24:10 +0100
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Natalia Portillo wrote:
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Just, I think, it is trying to link with libm.a, that is compiled using GCC 4.0, so, the fail.

Doesn't your distro have a gcc_select?


Nope. That's Debian for you : Debian users are supposed to be big hunks of programmers, and not to flinch on such petty details (the epitome of "Real men don't write in Pascal" mentality...). At least, that's the impression you get reading postings of some Ordained Debian Developpers (TM) on some Debian mailing lists. The simple notion of Debian end-users totally overwhelms them...

Curiously, Debian has such a mechanism for handling "default" choices about equivalent programs : the "/etc/alternatives" directory. But some ODD (TM) decided, in his (according to himself) infinite wisdom that such an easy way to swich gccs was too easy for common users, and that it might twarth some obscure utterly Debianish hack.

So you're supposed to "ln -s /usr/bin/gcc-3.3 /usr/bin/gcc # etc ...) ad nauseam...

BTW : it would not be fair to pick at Debianers and spare the GCC hackers : the whole madness could have been spared with a bit more reflection about linking *before* launching GCC4...


Ah. If only Debian wasn't the best programming distro of the lot for non-system programmers... <Sigh !>

                                        Emmanuel Charpentier

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