RE: FC4 good new tech, bad legacy support
From: bruce (bedouglas_at_earthlink.net)
To: "'For users of Fedora Core releases'" <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 07:35:39 -0700
just out of curiosity, is there some place/wiki/etc.. where a user can go to
check a given version of FC/Linux, and see what OS/Motherboard-Hardware
config/apps work together...
IE, like one big/searchable database!!! allow users to put in their
information, in terms of what they see. at the same time, allow
developers/maintainers of software/rpms to add information as well...
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Rahul Sundaram
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:20 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Cc: liu chang
Subject: Re: FC4 good new tech, bad legacy support
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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