[Mplayer-users] gcc 2.96

Lethal Weapon lethalwp at linuxbe.org
Fri Aug 31 12:08:51 CEST 2001

On Thursday 30 August 2001 21:08, you wrote:
> Hello
> Not a bug, only something I wan to say
> I have Mandrake 8.0 which has gcc 2.96 and mplayer works very well
> (gcc -v output is  -> gcc 2.96 20000731 (Linux-Mandrake 8.0 2.96-0.48mdk))
> so maybe not all 2.96 gcc's are broken ;-)

You never know, 2.96 was called a "beta" version, there were bugs, (that part 
was found when compiling the kernel): you had weird things, and tracing them 
back, checking the source, everything seemed allright; after days of 
searching, they found gcc was the cause

a bad compiler can give you weird results, even when it seems to work, so, 
the best thing is, when you have a bug, you recompile with another version 
and try it again, it appears those bugs are often confirmated ;), but, let's 
be sure about it.

PS: i have to say i used 2.96 for a long time also ;) now trying with 3.01


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