Need reviewer: CC_VER checks on compiler options

David Holmes David.Holmes at
Sat Apr 23 10:08:12 UTC 2011

Kelly O'Hair said the following on 04/23/11 02:17:
> On Apr 22, 2011, at 12:12 AM, David Holmes wrote:
>> We can now drop the cross-compile check in jpeg/Makefile if you are going to make this conditional on the compiler version. The only reason we added this was because our ppc compiler is only 4.1.2
> I wondered about that, but wasn't sure. Wanted to make the lowest risk change at this point.

Unfortunate timing. Now we have unnecessary crud left in the files :(

>> So one thing I am confused about is the required gcc version. We had bumped it up to 4.3 because of this no-clobber usage. But now that use of that option is conditional does that mean we can lower the required gcc version again?
> The 4.3.0 required was when we made Fedora 9 our official build system for jdk7.
> I didn't think 4.3.0 had anything to do with no-clobber, but I could be wrong.

I has assumed it was the no-clobber usage that required 4.3 otherwise 
what forces that requirement? Even if F9 uses 4.3 that doesn't force its 
use in other build environments.


> -kto
>> David

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