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Re: cpp and gcc are both providing elf-gcc

>Hang on a minute ... have I got this right?  Is this the current 
>position: gcc has its own copy of cpp in-built, so if you install both 
>cpp and gcc, you effectively get two copies of the same binary; then, 
>when some other package needs the preprocessor, it depends explicitly on 
>cpp?  In other words, if you have gcc and something like Calendar, you 
>end up with two copies of the C preprocessor?

That sounds like it, alright.

>And MY suggestion is too much hassle? :-)


It shouldn't be too hard for the maintainer to make cpp a package on
it's own that others can depend upon.  Then, gcc just "conflicts:"
with cpp and "provides:" it (supplying the needed symlink).  Sounds
good to me.

                                 ( bcwhite@bnr.ca )

    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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