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

19990919: McIDAS make failure on RedHat Linux 5.2 (cont.)

>From: Erick Lorenz (address@hidden) <address@hidden>
>Organization: UC Davis
>Keywords: 199909172327.RAA00921 McIDAS-X Linux


>Thanks for your answer.  I had done most of those things when I was
>building under 6.0 and thought I had it covered.

OK.  By the way, even though I have not yet updated my online Addenda
page, I made a bugfix addenda available on Sept. 14 that enables McIDAS-X
to be built on RedHat 6.0.

>I have one more bit of confusion however.  You wrote:
>>To use gcc/f2c, one must:
>>     use a version of gcc greater than or equal to 2.7.3
>>     use a version of f2c released on or after August 1997
>>     use the static f2c library, libf2c.a, when linking
>I checked the GNU FTP site and found now such version as 2.7.3.  A partial
>list of their releases:
>gcc-          6966 Kb Mon Feb 10 00:00:00 1997 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-          6933 Kb Wed Aug 20 00:00:00 1997 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-2.7.2.tar.gz            6923 Kb Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 1995 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-2.8.0.tar.gz            8279 Kb Wed Jan 14 00:00:00 1998 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-2.8.0.tar.gz            8279 Kb Wed Jan 14 00:00:00 1998 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-2.8.1.tar.gz            8249 Kb Wed Mar 04 00:00:00 1998 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-2.95.1.tar.gz          12571 Kb Mon Aug 16 13:53:00 1999 Unix Tape Archive
>gcc-2.95.tar.gz            12562 Kb Fri Jul 30 02:40:00 1999 Unix Tape Archive
>shows a jump from (which came with our Linux release) to 2.8.0.

The reason I used 2.7.3 as a benchmark was that I found that at least one
version previous to this had a bug that caused McIDAS builds to fail.
I assume that any release after 2.7.3 would be OK.

>My resident Linux gruru also maintains that is the last of
>of the 7.x series.

Perhaps I am wrong.  Maybe it was  I'll check to make sure.

>I am hoping that is what the documentation really means but if not
>how far down the list can I safely go in selecting a new gcc to install?

I would always go for the latest release _unless_ the release notes for
the release had some show stoppers.  I have used 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 on
Solaris x86, so if you want to be sure, you should use that one.


Talk to you later...


NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.