[LLVMdev] From OS X to LINUX

Garrison Venn gvenn.cfe.dev at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 09:19:16 PST 2010

Yeah, ok, that explains why I am on CentOS. 

Thanks Edwin. 


On Jan 10, 2010, at 12:02, Török Edwin wrote:

> On 01/10/2010 03:09 PM, Garrison Venn wrote:
>> For close to the last decade or so, I've been developing on OS X and then porting to LINUX. I know there are those who object
>> to this approach, but it works for me. However I noticed that when porting my exception example to LINUX, which involved
>> adding a whopping -rdynamic to the build line, there were technologies missing from my gcc and LINUX installation as compared
>> to what is on OS X 10.6.2. For example, when building LLVM on LINUX, I noticed that ffi and atomic builtins were missing from LINUX and gcc
>> respectively. 
>> My question is: What are the minimal packages that are recommended that would bring my LINUX distribution as close as possible 
>> to a 32 bit par version of what is on a clean OS X 10.6.2 development environment when developing with LLVM? I'm currently using a 
>> CentOS dist., but I'm up for another if that is preferred. 
>> On LINUX uname -srvmpio gives: Linux 2.6.18-164.10.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu Jan 7 20:00:41 EST 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux,
>> while gcc -v gives: gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)
> That compiler is rather old. I think there are gcc 4.4 packages for centos.
> If you want a recent compiler with a recent userland then centos is not
> a good choice,
> they are server releases, and stay with old versions of packages for a
> long time.
> Something like Debian unstable, or Fedora might be a better choice.
> Best regards,
> --Edwin

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