FC4 good new tech, bad legacy support
sundaram at redhat.com
Thu Jun 30 09:19:47 UTC 2005
Richard Kelsch wrote:
> Ok people, I'm not trying to be a bummer here, so please read this as
> if it was meant to entertain, not insult. Think of me as a whining
> comic. However, there is a seriousness to the root of this message:
> After installing FC4 I was impressed with all of the new features,
> speed and such. As a stand alone OS, it is superb. For me,
> everything "stock" worked "out of the box." All hail Fedora Core 4!
> I was singing praises, people were on the streets in awe. Life was
> good. The installation went well, it operated well, everything that
> was installed from the "core" or "extras" binary rpms worked superb...
> However, I noticed after I started installing software I needed
> (gzipped sourcem CPAN modules etc.), it's not very compatible with
> older "legacy" software. In fact, as a rule, getting software not in
> the "core", "extras", or "freshrpms" trees to work is a royal pain in
> the fanny. Nothing compiles without errors. In fact, luck is a big
> factor getting anything to work once you think you've got it
> compiled. This isn't an issue with only one piece of software,
> otherwise I'd consider myself ranting. No, I'm not going to file
> numerous bug reports for things I'm not exactly sure where the bug
> is. Yes, I had tried the gcc32 trick as well, and nothing works like
> it should.
If the software doesnt work with either gcc 3.2 or gcc 4.x then its
probably broken. GCC 4.x is there as the primary compiler. compat-gcc-32
for legacy support. I am not sure what else could be done better here.
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