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Linux Journal: Testing the Intel C++ Compiler

Sep 10, 2003, 22:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan DuBoff)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Being an avid developer and tool junkie, my enthusiasm to try out Version 7 of the Intel C++ Compiler was high. I was most interested in using the debugger, as GDB has left me short of success on more than one occasion. I've put up with it and done the best I could, but I was looking forward to an alternative.

"My first disappointment came in trying to get the tools installed, when I was forced to jump through some hoops simply to get the software on my computer. Reading the requirements, it seemed clear what was needed. The only piece that seemed to be a must-have was glibc 2.2.4 or 2.2.5. Taking some relief in knowing that my Debian woody has 2.2.5 installed on it, I believed all the requirements were met--until I discovered the Intel installer actually requires RPM to install. This is the type of requirement that really annoys me; luckily, I keep a partition installed with Red Hat for this very scenario. I typically find that I can tar up the software and move it easily over to Debian after it's installed..."

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