you do NOT need to write all your programs together to make them work together.
Posted Jan 29, 2013 16:22 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: you do NOT need to write all your programs together to make them work together.
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to use latest version of GLibC you need latest version of GCC and to use latest version of GCC you need not-yet-released-version of binutils
Neither of these things are true. What is
true is that older versions are likely less tested than newer ones, and there is a fuzzy line who knows how far back (probably less far than configure tests for) where things stop working entirely.
But neither of the constraints you suggest are true, not even slightly. You can build the latest glibc with GCC 4.4 and you can build GCC with really rather aged binutils (2.19 or something, maybe even older).
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