Bdale Garbee <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I got cvs to compile from the sources in unstable earlier this
> evening, but the packaging failed due to the lack of groff. Source
> dependencies sure would be nice... I did an unpackaged install, and
> the bits are working fine on my Netwinder. So, I suspect that if we
> get groff to build (another C++ monster), packaging cvs will be
There's an unofficial groff at:
> Jim, how go the compiler/tool wars? Do we have a C++ compiler that
> works yet?
The g++ in the gcc package works to a certain extent. The big problem
is that we are still using a libstdc++ that was built by just snagging
the files from Corel's image way back in July.
Here's what I think might work:
- use gcc 2.8.1 (from Corel) as our primary C compiler, just like how
the i386 port uses gcc 2.7.2 - it sounds like we need this particular
compiler to get the Corel kernel compiled.
- use egcs for g++ - this is what the rest of the Debian ports do. I've
built egcs before, and it worked for simple things (in C). For complex
stuff, like glibc, it didn't work. I never tried out eg++.
We'd build egcc as a "secondary compiler" (ie. not as a gcc replacement).
The libstdc++ package also comes from here.
Philip Blundell has a patch for it at:
I know Corel has a patch for libstdc++ that they use, so that would
need to be looked at as well.
I don't pretend to understand the issues involved. I've never
really "cut it" as a c++ guy - I've learnt it, but I've never
really accomplished anything worthwhile with it.
Alternatively, we could try to do the same thing as Corel, and use the
g++ from their gcc, and build a separate libstdc++ package (ie. not
use the one from egcs).
I don't have time to work on the NetWinder stuff until Monday or
Tuesday, when I was going to tackle glibc.
I'd really, really appreciate it if somebody else wanted to tackle
this. I was only planning to take a look at it after I get glibc
working, which might take all next week.
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