compat-gcc in extras (was: Re: rawhide report: 20060811 changes)

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Fri Aug 11 17:13:15 UTC 2006

Dennis Gilmore schrieb:
> On Friday 11 August 2006 07:57, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 06:11:23PM +0530, Rahul wrote:
>>> buildsys at wrote:
>>>> New package compat-gcc-34
>>>> 	Compatibility GNU Compiler Collection
>>> Why is this needed in Fedora Core?
>> 1) GCC 3.4.6 is the last one to ship with G77, while Gfortran is quite far
>>    even in the Fortran77 compatibility, it is not yet there and some people
>>    have huge Fortran77 codebases, not to mention that Gfortran runtime
>>    is in any case ABI incompatible with G77 runtime
>> 2) similarly, not all third party C++ sources are ready for GCC 4.1.x, so
>>    a secondary compiler is often handy until they manage to rewrite it
>> 3) in the end, all that changed from previous amount of binary packages
>>    is the addition of one new src.rpm - as many compat-gcc-32 subpackages
>>    were nuked at the same time as the number of added compat-gcc-34
>>    subpackages
> And  none of  those reasons  stop any of the compat-gcc packages being in 
> extras. 


> IMHO they all should move to extras.


> gcc should be in core 
> compat-gcc-*  should be in extras.  Unless there is something in core that 
> requires the older gcc

Well, it seems Core developers don't want to discuss this. I especially
liked the attitude in
The comment describes in a nice and verbose way why this package has to
be in Core.


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