[LinuxBIOS] help from ubuntu and FC6 experts

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Jan 25 23:38:38 CET 2007


On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 08:01:24PM +0100, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > Could we perhaps parse the output of "gcc -v" before compiling,  
> > looking for "ubuntu" or "fedora" (or whatever those fedora guys add  
> > onto the version name)? Then offer a warning that the compiler may  
> > be broken with respect to linuxbios.
> It's just as easy to add the -fno-stack-protector flag if the
> compiler supports it.

Yes. Checking for "Fedora" or "Ubuntu" is the wrong approach. We should
check whether the compiler actually supports feature xyz, not whether
we're on a certain platform.

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