GPC and the Linux Standard Base

Yang Lao laoyanger at
Thu Jun 12 17:13:50 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Waldek Hebisch <hebisch at>

> Yang Lao wrote:
> > I wonder if any version of gpc for linux is compliant or conformant
> > with the Linux Standard Base. When I run your hello program through
> > their lsbappchk it gives messages like this:
> >
> > FAIL
> > Symbol isnanl is used, but is not included in LSB 3.2 (Core & C++ &
> Desktop)
> >
> I belive that short answer in no.  Longer answer: IIUC Linux Standard
> Base is a _binary_ specification.  "Canonical" gpc distribution
> is in source form.  In particular configure/build process is
> supposed to discover and use capabilities of the target platform.
> So one way to get LSB compliant gpc would be to compile gpc
> on "true" LSB system -- that is system which provides all LSB
> specified capabilities and nothing more.
> Has anyone estimated whether this is feasible?
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