Introduction to gcc-&gcc2-version; Download location (FTP): Version used: &gcc2-version; Package size: &gcc2-size; Estimated Disk space required: &gcc2-buildsize; There are two reasons for installing gcc-&gcc2-version;. The first is that the kernel developers have certified gcc-&gcc2-version; as the preferred compiler for compiling the kernel. The other (and more compelling reason) is that some commercial closed-source packages (such as Netscape Navigator, Yahoo Pager) and precompiled packages (such as Mozilla) are linked against gcc-&gcc2-version libs. Download the gcc patches from .