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Re: Some important packages have been orphaned

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 05:32:38PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 06:19:35PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> > Actually I used the BTS system for reporting gcc bugs. See bugs 6910 and
> > 6911 or Debian Bugs 147145 and 148529 (respectively). The gcc BTS bugs
> > <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/cgi-bin/gnatsweb.pl> are linked with the Debian
> > BTS bug entries.
> For anyone who was reading this thread, I probably should point out
> that 6910/147145 is a non-bug.
> I probably should not close the debian bug until the upstream
> bug is closed.

  Yes, this is the best thing to do IHMO.

> So now, the old version of gnat has one bug (renames clause
> breaks controlled types) that has been confirmed by the maintainer
> (IIRC). This is easy to work around by replacing renames with :=.

  Is is going to be fixed in GCC CVS?

> The new version of gnat also has one bug: sin, cos, etc are broken and do
> not work.

  I intended to ask some questions about the future of GNAT in
  gcc cvs; they may tell us about their plan.
  There are quite some other important bugs: it seems that you
  cannot compile libraries as dynamic libraries.

> I gather that the newer version of gnat must have other problems
> too, because I have been told it fails the tests, but I haven't
> encountered any other problems myself.

  Furthermore, there are no regression tests yet.

  Speaking about GDB, there seems to be someone not from ACT who
  is working on the Ada support in GDB. I don't know when it will
  be ready for release in GDB.


Jérôme Marant

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