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Re: gdb in potatoe does not seem to support Ada

On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 04:45:11PM -0500, Allan M. Wind wrote:
> On 2000-03-07 13:25:31, David Starner wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 06:51:46PM +0100, Lengyel Sandor wrote:
> > > gdb version:
> > > 
> > > gdb_4.18.19990928-1.deb 
> > > 
> > > Was downloaded and installed. It does not support gnat/ada anymore, although the
> > > information says that it does. (I do love Ada)
> > 
> > There are no Ada patches for GDB 4.18. Since the maintainer has no interest
> > in supporting people who need GDB 4.17, and has actively fought efforts
> > to get the earlier version into Debian, Potato will ship without GDB support
> > for Ada.
> I woulnd't want to maintain n version of the same software either.

Then why not let somebody else? A Debian mainteriner offered to 
upload gdb4.17 and the current gdb maintainer compained that
that was his job. (Never mind that m3gdb was already in the
archive in a similar situation.)

> Why were those ada patches not incorporated upstream?

If I understand the conditions correctly, it's like GCC
pre-EGCS. Heavy cathederal conditions and such make it
hard for outsiders to assist, and Ada Core Technologies 
wants/needs the capability to maintain those patches.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
Only a nerd would worry about wrong parentheses with
square brackets. But that's what mathematicians are.
   -- Dr. Burchard, math professor at OSU

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