RFD : libg++/gcc/egcs upgrades needed for libc6
I just recieved the following from "upstream". It appears that an upgrade
to gcc_2.8.0 and a switch from libg++_22.214.171.124 to libstdc++_2.8 will
resolve some of the problems currently related to libc6.
I would really like to hear back from the maintainers of gcc and libg++ on
the possibilities of making this move. The faster we get there the quicker
packages can recompile their bugs away ;-)
Any other comments or suggestions are, of course, welcome.
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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 09:38:17 +0100 (CET)
From: Andreas Jaeger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Dale Scheetz <email@example.com>
Cc: Cristian Gafton <gafton@REDHAT.COM>
Subject: forwarded message from H.J. Lu
H.J. Lu send me the following mail. You might discuss with Debian
People to update Debian to egcs 1.0.1/gcc 2.8.0 with libstc++ for
better C++ support.
I'm not using C++ at the moment and can't help therefore - but I might
consider telling everybody to use egcs 1.0.1/gcc 2.8 for C++.
Cristian, I've cc'ed this since I think this might be of interest for
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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 23:00:34 -0800 (PST)
From: "H.J. Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Andreas Jaeger <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>] libc6-2.0.6-3 breaks multi-threaded programs (fwd)
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> Hi HJ Lu,
> is libg++126.96.36.199 supported with libc6? R. Ganesan says that the
> glibc2.0.6-3 debian package (based on my patches which are now in
> 2.0.7pre1) fails with multi-threaded programs. I told him to upgrade
> to 2.8/egcs.
> Do you have any idea what made it break? There were some changes to
> get libpthread working by Andreas Schwab but I don't know if they
> caused the problem.
> I don't have libg++ for 2.0.6 installed here and therefore can't test
> it. I don't have problems with egcs/glibc 2.1 on my system.
That is a known problem with libg++188.8.131.52. Basically libg++184.108.40.206
doesn't work very well with glibc 2 due to vtable thunks. It has been
fixed in egcs 1.0.1 and libstdc++ 2.8.0.
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