Re: RFD : libg++/gcc/egcs upgrades needed for libc6
In an attempt to save the world from disaster, Jim Pick wrote:
> Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I just recieved the following from "upstream". It appears that an upgrade
> > to gcc_2.8.0 and a switch from libg++_18.104.22.168 to libstdc++_2.8 will
> > resolve some of the problems currently related to libc6.
> Just another data-point. According to Linus and Alan Cox on the
> linux-kernel mailing list, gcc 2.8.0 is broken. There are problems
> compiling the 2.0.33 kernel with it
Yes, we know. But that is (or rather must be) completely unrelated
to libg++ problems. Those optimisation of asm statements doesn't
have very much relation with libg++, and whenever gcc is fixed to
do what the documentation says (and what the old behaviour was), we
will probably still have to upgrade libg++.
> - due to bugs or undocumented changes
> in behaviour.
Rather: due to sudden optimisation in places where the documenation
(apparently unintentionally) says no optimisation will be done.
> Best to wait for 2.8.1 before putting it into hamm, I think.
gcc-2.8.0 is in experimental at the moment
joost witteveen, email@example.com
The upstream maintainer is allowed to do things different
than Debian, but only if he has good reasons to do so.
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