Yellow-dog-linux troubles

Gabriel Paubert paubert at
Tue May 8 07:58:52 EST 2001

On Mon, 7 May 2001, Ken Offer wrote:

> Hello all-yall-linuxppc-hackers,
> Has anybody out there had any luck getting a Synergy-micro VSS4 board
> (i.e. a cool one-board computer with 4 PPC-G3s on it) to compile the
> latest 2.4.4 and 2.4.2 yellow-dog kernels cleanly?  I'm using gcc
> 2.95.2.  Any gcc above 2.6.3 should compile the kernel cleanly, right?

No, for PPC 2.95.2 is a strict minimum and I'd rather recommend
Franz Sirl's latest gcc rpms on It should be gcc-2.95.3 or
perhaps even 2.95.4 now. Even plain 2.95.2 has fairly easy to trigger bugs
IIRC, older compiler are _much_ worse.

If you like to live dnagerously, you can also download the latest snapshot
from or mirros, but it's sometimes broken enough to prevent
succesful kernel compiles.

Even on Intel 2.7.2 no more works, it had serious bugs in things
apparently as simple as named structure field initialization.


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