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Re: critical problems in 2.3.5 prevent release



On Sun, Jun 10, 2001 at 11:14:14AM +0100, Richard Hirst wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 02:53:39PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 01:35:16PM -0500, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> > > According to Richard Hirst, gcc-3.0 (at least for hppa) also has an
> > > issue.
> > 
> > why is gcc in the base system may i ask?  
> 
> The .deb in question is gcc-3.0-base, comes from gcc-3.0 source.  I have
> included it in debootstrap for hppa because libstdc++3 depends on it.
> apt depends on libstdc++3, etc.

why??  i can think of no reason why a library should depend on a compiler.

> Having said that,
> 
> slab:/usr/src# dpkg -c /var/cache/apt/archives/gcc-3.0-base_1%3a3.0-0pre010526_all.deb 
> drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-27 14:55:16 ./
> drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-27 14:55:15 ./usr/
> drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-27 14:55:15 ./usr/share/
> drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-27 14:55:15 ./usr/share/doc/
> drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2001-05-27 14:55:16 ./usr/share/doc/gcc-3.0-base/
> -rw-r--r-- root/root       550 2001-05-27 11:55:05 ./usr/share/doc/gcc-3.0-base/TODO.Debian
> -rw-r--r-- root/root      2809 2001-04-19 17:12:17 ./usr/share/doc/gcc-3.0-base/copyright
> -rw-r--r-- root/root       834 2001-02-27 01:08:10 ./usr/share/doc/gcc-3.0-base/README.FIRST
> -rw-r--r-- root/root      3721 2001-05-27 13:18:53 ./usr/share/doc/gcc-3.0-base/README.Debian.gz
> -rw-r--r-- root/root     26652 2001-05-27 11:37:53 ./usr/share/doc/gcc-3.0-base/changelog.Debian.gz
> 
> nothing very vital in gcc-3.0-base.

thats not very useful...  why the devil does this package even exist?
much less do interactive crap in its postinst?  

sorry but this looks like more symptom treatment and more disease
ignorage.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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