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Re: compat-gcc in extras



Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
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 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
And none of those reasons stop any of the compat-gcc packages being in extras.

Agreed.

IMHO they all should move to extras.

+1

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

<rant>
Well, it seems Core developers don't want to discuss this. I especially
liked the attitude in
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201913#c2
<irony>
The comment describes in a nice and verbose way why this package has to
be in Core.
</irony>
</rant>

CU
thl

the only thing about extras is that for extras you need a internet connection, else there wont be a problem with it in extras.


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