Kurt Hornik
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 14:00:53 +0200 (CEST)

>>>>> Prof Brian D Ripley writes:

> On 2 Apr 1999, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
>> Kurt Hornik <> writes:
>> > 
>> > NAME       	Göran Broström
>> > EMAIL
>> > VERSION    	0.63.3
>> > PLATFORM   	sun-sparc-linux
>> > SYSTEM     	Redhat 5.2
>> > CC/FC/MAKE 	egcs/egcs-g77/make
>> ^^^^
>> Oops. I thought that one was a "known bad" for egcs<1.1 (RH5.2 ships
>> 1.0.3a). Crashes in qbeta.c, IIRC. Will it complete "make check"?

> Note: sun-sparc, and Peter once told me that has nothing to do
> with the compiler on Intel.

> This makes me say what I thought of earlier: would be it be a good
> idea for Kurt to ask those people who used gcc/egcs to give us a
> version number?  AFAIK egcs is an addon for RH5.2 (ships with, does
> not install by default) so it would be very easy to have a grabbed a
> later rpm for egcs/ecgs-g77 (which are not even on the 1-CD version in
> use here).

Yes it would be a good idea.

Ideally we should have something like

	CC	gcc
	FC	egcs-2.90.29 980515 (egcs-1.0.3 release)
	MAKE	GNU make 3.76.1

which would be my current setup.

Brian suggested this morning to redo PLATFORMS as follows:  first an
intro part like

    i386	Debian 1.3, 2.0, Red Hat 4.0, 5.0, 5.2, SuSe 6.0
    ppc		LinuxPPC 4
    alpha	xxx
  FreeBSD 2.2.5
  SGI Irix 6.2
  Sun Solaris (Sparc) 2.5.1, 2.6, 2.7
  DEC Alpha (OSF4)

and then simply append the new-style database for detailed info.

Maybe I should then split CC/FC/MAKE as above.

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