Compilation problems on Mandrake 7.0

Peter Samuelson peter at
Mon Apr 3 01:33:19 GMT 2000

[Geoff Davis]
> Compiling rpcclient/rpcclient.c
> rpcclient/rpcclient.c: In function `main':
> rpcclient/rpcclient.c:770: Internal compiler error in
> `build_insn_chain', at global.c:1756
> Please submit a full bug report.
> See <URL:> for
> instructions.
> make: *** [rpcclient/rpcclient.o] Error 1

> Uhhh, is that bad?

Yes.  gcc should never get an "internal compiler error", *ever*.
Sometimes it is buggy code that triggers these, but even if so, it
still means gcc has a bug.

Either that or your system is flaky (bad RAM, bad motherboard, etc).
If the latter, your bug will not be reproducible -- gcc may still bomb
out but it will be in a different place each time you try.

In the past, I know Mandrake has shipped pgcc instead of regular gcc.
I don't know if they still do.  pgcc augments gcc with a lot of
optimizations for Pentia, and although it *does* generate faster code,
some releases have been quite buggy.

This is why people are advising you to try a non-Mandrake system.
Alternatively, just build your own gcc.  (I say that rather than "get a
gcc rpm from e.g. Red Hat" because the latter might or might not
integrate smoothly into your system.)


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