Re: Bug#6721: CPP removes GCC
Scott Stanley wrote:
> Package: cpp
> Version: 188.8.131.52-2
> When installing cpp, it removes gcc if it is already installed. I
> observed this problem when upgrading my packages from Debian 1.1 to
> Debian 1.2. The cpp package is marked as replacing gcc in the
> information on the package, although it doesn't seem it should. I
> believe the old version of gcc might have included cpp in it, so it
> conflicted with, but didn't replace gcc.
Quite correct. This problem was fixed in cpp/gcc 184.108.40.206-3, which I
made when I took over maintenance of gcc. -3 is currently only
in unstable, and I really don't want to build a new version for 1.2,
since that runs the risk of introducing other, much nastier, problems.
I'm very thankful that stable and unstable will soon have the
same libc5; it frees me from that problem, at least.
Could I have some feedback on this from other developers? Is this
a serious enough problem to warrant building -4 and uploading it to
stable? It means that -4 will not include the objective-c patches,
and I'll need to upload -5 to unstable to put those back in.
If I get support on this, I'll probably also upload a new g77 to
stable, on the grounds that the current one dosen't work _at all_
with gcc 220.127.116.11. This, I think, is a serious enough problem to
warrant messing with stable.
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