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Re: rawhide report: 20060811 changes



On Friday 11 August 2006 07:57, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 06:11:23PM +0530, Rahul wrote:
> > buildsys 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
>
> 	Jakub
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


Dennis


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