Re: freeze exception for gcc-4.5 (i386, amd64 only)
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.
On Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 11:42:42PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> gcc-4.5 should be released with squeeze, at least on amd64 and i386.
> gcc-4.5.1 was released a week ago, the first bug and regression fix
> release after the initial gcc-4.5.0 release.
Do you have any information as to why this is needed for squeeze, as
opposed to squeeze+1? Would this be a nice-to-have, or does it solve a
> - gcc-4.5 will be an optional compiler, not replacing the current
Ok, but if it can be used, it probably will be by at least some things.
> If port maintainers do want to enable gcc-4.5 on a port, they should
> make sure that no regressions are introduced by building the runtime
> libraries from
> 4.5 and ensure that possible regressions are fixed.
This is the bit that worries me. Although it is optional, it can (and
IMO will probably) be used by at least some things. This could lead to
odd bugs. If there's a problem in GCC 4.5 that isn't in 4.4, and it
comes to a security upload, there could be a mismatch between the
Do you have details as to the (previously mentioned) unit/regression
* hermanr feels like a hedgehog having sex...