Re: Bug#746588: gnat should be an architecture dependent package
Nicolas Boulenguez writes:
> Ludovic, could you describe the scenario you are trying to prevent?
The scenario I'd like to prevent is wherein most architectures use
gnat-4.9 to build all other Ada packages but one architecture decides to
use gnat-4.8 instead, resulting in compilation problems and wasted
effort on that architecture.
> sure, the immediate problem is solved until the next port with a
> version discrepancy.
A "port with a version discrepancy" is precisely the scenario I want to
I'm not ideologically opposed to making gnat architecture-dependent,
it's just that gnat has now become architecture-independent thanks to
your moving /usr/bin/gnatgcc out of it. I think making gnat
architecture-dependent again would only help this bad scenario.
The part about gnat build-depending on gnat-4.9 is OK for me, of course.