[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: coreutils-8.31.90-cc4c.ta

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: coreutils-8.31.90-cc4c.tar.xz
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:40:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Pádraig Brady writes:

>> Would you be willing to also provide a GZIP compressed version of future
>> sed releases too? (patch attached).
>> For some background see this blog post
>>, the
>> next reduction will remove programs like sed from the bootstrap seed.
>> XZ can only be built after we have a fairly recent GCC and glibc.
> Interesting. Would xz require much tweaking to target older systems?

Neither xz-5.0.0 (used in the bootstrap) nor the more current 5.2.4 can
be built with a simple compiler (like tcc); it depends on a fairly
recent gcc 4, and thus fairly recent glibc.  Those are not trivial to
bootstrap from source.

> Given coreutils is quite fundamental, let's provide a gzipped tarball for now.

Thank you!


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond
Freelance IT | Avatar®

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]