Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Mon Mar 26 04:05:39 UTC 2012

El Sun, 25 Mar 2012 19:37:40 -0700
Dave Close <dave at> escribió:
> I asked:
> >How is it possible that Fedora 16 includes package
> >compat-gcc-32-3.2.3-debuginfo.i686.rpm but does not appear to include
> >the underlying compat-gcc-32-3.2.3.i686.rpm? To what does the
> >debuginfo package pertain (it says, "This package provides debug
> >information for package compat-gcc-32.")? Should I be looking
> >somewhere other than the Fedora repositories to find it?
> Jakub Jelinek answered:
> >compat-gcc-32 is the name of the src.rpm, compat-libstdc++* is the
> >package it generates.
> Ok, thanks. But I still don't see the value of debug information for a
> package that doesn't exist.
> F16 includes debuginfo packages for compat-gcc-34 and compat-gcc-296
> as well as compat-gcc-32. But it actually includes a compat-gcc-34
> package, just not the other two.
> With gcc, compat-gcc-32-debuginfo, and libstdc++-33 installed, there
> must be some trick to actually making use of version 3.2 of gcc. But
> when I try "gcc -V 3.2", I'm told, "gcc: error: 3.2: No such file or
> directory" and "gcc: error: unrecognized option '-V'". What's the
> trick to making use of this facility? Or is there no value to having
> the compat packages? Is there a page somewhere that describes how to
> use these compatibility packages?

it provides compatability libraries, but not a 3.2 version of gcc. its
just used to run old programs.


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