[CentOS] scary messages from autoconf

Tue Nov 27 02:19:09 UTC 2012
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Mon, 26 Nov 2012, John R Pierce wrote:

> On 11/26/12 4:46 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> On Mon, 26 Nov 2012, John R Pierce wrote:
>>>> On 11/26/12 3:35 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>>>>> The versions of avr-gcc in linux repositories mostly do not work.
>>>> really?  the avr-gcc-4.5.x in EPEL for instance?
>> So far as I am aware, only debian and its package-compatible
>> relatives have an avr-gcc package that works.
>> It was made from the same sources and patches used by Bingo.
>> The off-the-shelf version fron the GNU guys does not work.
>> What was the EPEL version made from?
> all I know is what this says here...
> http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/repoview/avr-gcc.html
> http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/repoview/avr-libc.html
> saying "does not work" is not very helpful.   WHAT doesn't work? surely
> the compiler compiles code and generates an AVR executable, is there
> some specific feature or something thats missing?  that I can't tell you.

Apparently the generated code is not correct.

Every so often someone is told to avoid distro versions of avr-gcc,
e.g., at http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=997350&highlight=avrgcc+patches#997350 Clawson wrote:
> You are very unwise to use repo versions of avr-gcc as the maintainers don't seem skilled enough to know which are the important patches to be applied when they build.
> Far better to get the results of Bingo's build scripts that are hosted on my website here:
> www.wrightflyer.co.uk/avr-gcc/

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
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