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Bug#21253: gperf can't be installed with libstdc++

jdassen@wi.leidenuniv.nl writes:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 1998 at 03:21:32PM +0930, Paul Rusty Russell wrote:
> > Package: libstdc++2.8-dev
> > 
> > The fact that gperf is in libg++272-dev has already been reported as a bug
> > in that package (#19769: gperf).  It's worse now.  I need gperf and I
> > can't install libg++272-dev, and libstdc++2.8-dev doesn't supply gperf.
> > 
> > (gperf is important as it is required to compile modutils).
> > 
> > Simple solution: add gperf to libstdc++2.8-dev.
> That is an incorrect solution. libstdc++ is just that: the C++ standard
> library, as defined in the C++ standard.
> > Correct solution: make gperf a separate package.
> gperf has always been part of the GNU C++ library (libg++). libg++ is now no
> longer maintained upstream; software using it should be rewritten to use the
> standard C++ library.

`gperf' has been split out of libg++ upstream.  There is now


  ftp> open ftp.gnu.org
  ftp> cd pub/gnu
  ftp> ls -l gperf-2.7.tar.gz
  -rw-r--r--  1 14910      372239 May  4 22:31 gperf-2.7.tar.gz

- Hari
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