[Python-Dev] Python build trouble with the new gcc/binutils

Barry A. Warsaw barry@python.org
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:04:16 -0400

>>>>> "AK" == Andrew Koenig <ark@research.att.com> writes:

    AK> I can build Python 2.2.1 just fine on my Solaris 2.8 machine
    AK> using gcc 3.1.1 and binutils 2.12.1

    AK> If I install either binutils 2.13 or the just-released gcc
    AK> 3.2, I can no longer build Python -- it dumps core quite far
    AK> into the build process.

Stack trace?

    AK> I don't really have a clue as to whether it's a gcc problem, a
    AK> binutils problem, or a Python problem.  Any suggestions as to
    AK> how to proceed?

I started to try to build Py2.3cvs w/ gcc 3.2 but I had problems with
the gcc build.  I foolishly attempted to install it with an
alternative suffix so it wouldn't interfere with my existing gcc, but
that seems like a broken process.  I'm trying again, but it takes a
while to build gcc.