Re: Rationale for gcc version in wheezy
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Markus Raab <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Group!
> I would like to ask why most arch have 4:4.6.3-8 instead of 4:4.7.2-1.
> Is it because:
> - Some (many) packages do not compile?
> - Some (many) packages produce crashes?
> - There was simply not enough time? If this is the reason: Is there any
> chance it will be updated before release?
4.7 intoduces major (MAJOR) changes in the Objective-C runtime, and
several of the projects I work with depend on the older GNU libobjc
runtime of 4.6. So for me it is better if the default gcc stays at
It is always possible for a user to install several versions of GCC
and the select among them at compile time, so this is not a sacrifice
for the user. Right now, on my Debian Wheezy system, I've got gcc 4.7,
4.6, and 4.45. The packagers have done an excellent job of fiddling
the file names and paths so these things can live in piece.
In the other versions of Linux I use, it is not so easy or convenient
as it is in Debian, I'll tell you that.
> I could not find any information about it.
> Afaik up to now all architectures always had the same default compiler, or
> am I missing something?
> best regards
>  http://packages.debian.org/de/wheezy/gcc
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