[lug] RH 8.0 mirrors

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Mon Oct 7 20:02:41 MDT 2002

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 08:01:39AM -0600, Peter Hutnick wrote:
>>Huh?  I'm pretty sure that 7.0 was the one with the GCC that didn't work
>>with anything and had the "kernel" GCC cruft.
> 7.0 shipped with the gcc that everyone complained about, yet it "worked"
> just fine for us when we were building packages for KRUD (C and C++).
> Particularly the errata compilers seemed to work great.

Lots of folks on my mailing lists had troubles with plain vanilla things and 
system calls that were just broken. Libraries that didn't work.  Correct 
code that got compile errors.   I got tired of dealing with it - and I don't 
run Red Hat.

Either the whole point was to make it incompatible with everything else in 
the world, or it was a massive, inexcusible judgment error (and not their 

It's what they're repeating with trying to make their own KDE, since they 
can't really get GNOME to stabilize.

Given that they are doing it again, I lean towards the "that's the whole 
point" explanation.

	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at unix.sh

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