Re: Progress on the Alpha distribution at debian-ports
On 19/02/12 19:43, Bob Tracy wrote:
> Have you tried KDE4 yet? I still haven't tried it with compositing
> enabled, but it works well for me otherwise. Can't remember the source
> package name I was waiting on (to be rebuilt by the new compiler with
> the working optimizer), but I *think* it was qt4-x11 or some such.
No, I don't have KDE4 installed, but I guess it is about time I gave it
qt4-xll version 4:4.8.0-1 was built with gcc-4.6 on the 3rd February
this year, thus is *not* afflicted by the nasty gcc-4.4 optimisation
bug. Nevertheless I did find a less severe optimisation bug in gcc-4.6
which can lead to segmentation violations , that was fixed in the
last week or two (gcc-4.6 version 4.6.2-13 IIRC). So some packages
built between the switch to gcc-4.6 (mid Decemeber last year) and about
the 11th February could be afflicted by that gcc-4.6 optimisation bug .
BTW, I have found the kernel commit that causes the pulseaudio/iceweasel
crash  but I am still to work exactly what is wrong with the commit
and to propose a fix.
 PR middle-end/51994.
 Two that I knew of (because their test suite picked up the problem)
were libarchive and git. We have working versions of those in the
 And also causes test suite failures in glibc, and the java compiler
(javac) to lock up on SMP systems. And probably is responsible for