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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?



On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 03:07:47PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 07:46:20PM -0800, Brian Nelson wrote:
> > Debian's support for so many arches slows down development in other
> > areas as well.  For example, getting gcc-3.2 working on all arches has [...]
 
> the key issue. We have one outstanding issue with gcc-3.2 at the moment,
> which is that cmath on sparc doesn't work. 

Something is seriously wrong, if a single bug that affects a single
arch can stop everyone else from forward. We need a way to get packages
that are broken on some platform into the distrubution while the
developers of the arch sort out the problem. Not the way it is happening
currently, that everyone has to wait the platform to fix itself before
updated packages get into distribution.

Maybe we should start the gcc-3.2 migration now, and just not
autocompile c++ apps on sparc until gcc is fixed?

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