rawhide report: 20060811 changes

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 13:07:26 UTC 2006

> > buildsys at redhat.com 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

So it was added just for Fortran77? If this is the case why can't it
be in extras as I'm pretty sure there are no dependancies on Fortran
in Core. Also does it mean it replaces the compat-gcc-32 packages?


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