Translations:Changing the CHOST variable/10/en

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Important
Please be aware that major gcc upgrades executed at the same time as changing the CHOST variable (e.g. starting with gcc 3.3, CHOST i386 and switching to gcc 4.1, CHOST i686) can lead to severe side effects. While it may not be impossible to do so, it is hard to predict which potential problems may arise and almost impossible to document them in this guide. As a consequence, please do one thing at a time, e.g. upgrade gcc first according to the gcc upgrade guide and change the CHOST afterwards. On a system with CHOST set to an i386 value, mask glibc 2.4 (or newer) during the gcc upgrade as it cannot be used with i386. Unmask it once the change has been performed completely.