On Wednesday 06 April 2005 07:55 pm, Ian McDonald wrote:
> > As you see, there is a fourth expression, *here*. But it's -e '}'.
> > This patch went in after 2.6.11, I'm noticing - wow, are releases getting
> > so slow?
> > > > System is Debian Woody,
> > Can you post your sed version? and Rob, can you then test it and fix the
> > code?
> GNU sed version 3.02
According to this:
That's from august 1998. It's even older than gcc 2.95, the tarball of which
contains files dated 7/29/99 (a full year later). Saying we should support
that is roughly equivalent to saying we should be able to build with gcc
2.8.1, the compiler that was released six months before that was.
That said, the change I posted earlier would probably make it work. The
question is, do we care? Documentation/Changes doesn't list a required sed
version (even though other things in the kernel build use it), but perhaps it
> > > > And UML does compile under 2.6.11 with a patch for gcc
> > The __va_copy fix, right? I'm trying to merge that in 126.96.36.199, it's
> > under review. The only problem is that somebody complains about the fact
> > Linux still supports 2.95. Luckily for you, Linus already shut them off
> > once, so the support won't go away soon.
> Yes lucky for me as I don't have root access to my box here and can't
Documentation/Changes says the kernel actually requires gcc 2.95.3, which has
the newest file on 3/16/2001.
Not my call, and I posted a fix that should work on the ancient stuff (I'm
curious if it actually does). It's not a hard fix at all, just pointing out