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Re: gcc-3.4 ready?

harlan@artselect.com (Pete Harlan) writes:

> On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 12:08:38PM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
>> Andreas Jochens wrote:
>> >As for stability, I am using the packages from the amd64/gcc-3.4 archive 
>> >myself on three machines (on my main desktop and on two servers) since a
>> >few weeks without any problems. From my own experience I would say
>> >that the stability is almost the same as for i386/unstable.
>> >
>> You should mention the sources.list for this. AFAIK its
>> deb http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/gcc-3.4/ unstable main non-free 
>> contrib
>> deb-src http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/gcc-3.4/ unstable main 
>> non-free contrib
>> Regards
>> Harri
> <newbie alert>
> Is it possible to install from gcc-3.4 using one of the debian
> installers, or do you have to do a debootstrap or cdebootstrap
> (which?) into a chroot and go from there?
> The netinst ISO here:
> 	http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/install-images/
> is large enough that I'd guess it installs some packages of its own,
> and they wouldn't be gcc-3.4 packages, which would be bad.

That would be messy, better not.

> The netboot and monolithic ISOs are small enough that I'd guess they
> don't install their own packages, but they are reported not to work
> with the gcc-3.4 archive because it only has sid, not
> testing/unstable, which the ISOs require.

I linked them to sid so maybe it works now.

> I've read the AMD64 HOWTO and other docs, and searched the lists, but
> couldn't find an answer.  Is there an installer specific to the
> gcc-3.4 archive?  What is the recommended method of installing it?
> A thousand thanks,
> --Pete


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