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Re: octave2.9 ftbfs during linking stage

Am Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2007 14:29:30 schrieb Wookey:
> On 2007-06-28 11:16 +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2007 10:55:07 schrieb Wookey:
> > > On 2007-06-26 17:54 +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:
> > >
> > > There have been issues with the gcc4.2 toolchain not building, which I
> > > understand are now fixed, but octave seems to be using gcc3.4 and I'm
> > > not aware of any recent linking problems there.
> >
> > No. It uses g77 for Fortan (thus the 3.4 stuff), but normal gcc otherwise
> > (which means gcc 4.2 currently).
> OK. (BTW for the new armel port all g77 stuff will be moved to
> gfortran, because gcc3.4/g77 doesn't support arm EABI, and isn't going
> to. I don't know if this will 'just work' for octave or not? I mention
> this here just because it seemed a good moment).

Quoting Octave's changelog.Debian.gz:
+ Switch back to g77 from gfortran (closes: #427257). 
      This has been discussed with the toolchain guys and is the easist
      solution for now, see

Octave is fine with gfortran, however all underlying libraries must be 
compiled with gfortran as well. This is currently not the case (I 
consider -ff2c to be equivalent to g77).

> As I say I should be able to do this very soon, but not right now as
> my good machines are in bits.

No problem; I'm still waiting for Sparc buildds to catch up :)


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