From Elwood C. Downey on Mon, 30 Nov 1998
I have found (and believe fixed) a bug in gcc libc, version 18.104.22.168 related to handling of daylight savings time and timezones. I would like to know exactly to whom I should send the report so it gets into the correct hands asap. Part of my confusion is gcc vs the new egcs (or whatever the new one is). I happen to be running Red Hat 5.1 if that matters.
Clear Sky Institute, Inc.
One of the "dirty little secrets" of FSF/GNU documentation is that "they" have an official bias against 'man' pages. If you look at the 'gcc' man pages you'll find that they refer you to the "Info" (or "Texinfo" pages) and list the man pages as non-authoritative, deprecated, unmaintained etc.
'Info' is a hypertext documentation system which is nothing like HTML. The easiest way to access them for this case would be to issue the command:
There we'll find a node/link labeled "Bugs::" and following that will provide us with some guidelines for reporting problems. I'll refer you to those pages so that you'll get the full details rather than just an @ddress.
Since 2.8.1 is the current version from the Free Software Foundation (http://www.gnu.org) you might encounter some resistance to accepting patches for 2.7.x at this point. Their maintainers may refer you to the more recent version. You might want to try the Debian package, which might include patches that update the GNU version.
According to the Debian site (http://www.debian.org) the maintainer for the Debian GCC package is Galen Hazelwood. You can use 'alien' to to convert among RPM (Red Hat et al), Debian, SLP (Stampede Linux Packages) and Slackage package formats.
Note that egcs is a spinoff of the GCC development.