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Re: Current and upcoming toolchain changes for jessie

Am 13.06.2013 16:46, schrieb Steven Chamberlain:
> Hi,
> On 13/06/13 13:51, Matthias Klose wrote:
>> GCC 4.8 is now the default on all x86 architectures, and on all ARM
>> architectures (the latter confirmed by the Debian ARM porters).  I did not get
>> any feedback from other port maintainers, so unless this does change and port
>> maintainers get involved with toolchain maintenance, the architectures staying
>> at 4.6 or 4.7 shouldn't be considered for a successful release (re-)qualification.
> I trust these are the architectures that are okay so far:
> | gcc48_archs = amd64 armel armhf arm64 i386 x32 kfreebsd-amd64
> kfreebsd-i386 hurd-i386

no, they are probably not ok, and there surely are yet undiscovered regressions,
but at least the ARM porters did agree to address these. Same seems to be true
for the kfreebsd and hurd porters. They did change GCC defaults usually at the
same time as this was done for the x86 linux archs.

> So the following would be the architectures for which some response is
> requested urgently from port maintainers, to confirm they are ready for
> GCC 4.8 as default:
> Release arches: ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc
> All the above have built gcc-4.8.1-2 or higher.

and nobody committing to scan the bts for architecture specific issues, nobody
to prepare test cases, nobody to forward these.

> Other ports:  alpha hppa* m68k powerpcspe ppc64 sh4* sparc64*
> * these ports don't appear to have successfully built GCC 4.8 yet.

afaics, alpha, powerpcspe and ppc64 did build.  Note that you cannot trust the
hppa status, this port is still denied access to ports.debian.org and is kept in
another place.

So yes, some of these ports are in better shape than the ports released with wheezy.


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