[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: egcs (New GCC)

On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:

> From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>
> > Someone should really package this, but I wonder if two versions of GCC
> > will cause alot of trouble?
> If these guys can make a go of it, we should go to their version.
> The problem is that nobody has been able to get changes into "gcc"
> unless they work for Cygnus. This has gone on for 5 or 6 years now.

I just dl'ed their 1st snapshot, and read the Changelogs since the last
official FSF release. A _lot_ of interesting changes and features have
been added, and it's IMHO really worth including it in Debian.
Packaging one more gcc in Debian shouldn't be a problem, until recently we
add gcc, aout-gcc and gcc-altdev (and now pgcc in experimental), so adding
one more is probably not a problem, as long as it Provides:, Conflicts:
with the other packages correctly.

NB: Unless Galen want to do it, I volunteer to package it.


-     ** Linux **         +-------------------+             ** WAW **     -
-  vincent@debian.org     | RENARDIAS Vincent |          vincent@waw.com  -
-  Debian/GNU Linux       +-------------------+      http://www.waw.com/  -
-  http://www.debian.org/           |            WAW  (33) 4 91 81 21 45  -

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org . 
Trouble?  e-mail to templin@bucknell.edu .

Reply to: