Hello, On trečiadienis 27 Sausis 2010 22:47:55 Riku Voipio wrote: > There is a major problem with gcc 4.4 and armel - the ABI of va_list > changed (for c++ libraries). We need to decide one of the following: > > 1) library package name rename (like c2a rename previously) > > + "the right thing to do" > + partial upgrades work as expected > - Some hassle for !armel sid users while transition happens > - Quite a bit of extra work for many unrelated people (maintainers, > ftp-masters..) > > 2) binNMU campaign > > - during the upgrade armel sid users packages will be broken (some > already are) > - even after, partial upgrades for armel users risk broken setups > + does not disturb !armel users > + no extra work for others but porters and release team > > 3) g++ downgrade or reverting to the old va_list mangling within g++4.4 > for armel > > - A bunch of libraries and binaries have already been compiled with the > new g++ > - I think this is a bad idea anyway > > What way should we proceed? The list of supposedly affected packages > follow (haven't had time to check myself). 4) it is also possible to manually create aliases that are mangled in the old way (va_list as void*) next to the symbols which g++-4.4 will auto-generate. This means some work for the maintainers (and porters) of the directly affected library packages (fortunately, the list of which does not seem to be huge). However, we win: 1) no painful transitions or disturbance on any arch including armel (i.e. it won't be worse than it is now); 2) no massive binNMUs of rdeps; 3) less work for the release team except tracking how affected libraries are being fixed; 4) no extra work for other teams. -- Modestas Vainius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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