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Re: gcc 3.2 transition in unstable

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 11:52:20PM +0000, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 18:54:20 +0000, Eduardo Pérez Ureta
> <eperez@it.uc3m.es> wrote:

> > We would have one package for gcc-2.95 and other one for gcc-3.2 but
> > once all programs start to be compiled with the gcc-3.2 libraries the
> > gcc-2.95 libraries can be purged out of Debian.

> Excuse me for butting in, but I was wondering if the plan is to remove
> all earlier version of gcc from unstable once the transition is
> complete? The reason I am asking is that gdb currently has problem
> when used with g++-3.1 or later (known issues, I believe), and
> g++-2.95 does not support things I need, so I usually wind up using
> g++-3.0 with gdb. I'm not sure what I will do if Debian changes things
> so that only gcc-3.2 or later can be installed, but it will certainly
> make things more difficult for me with regard to debugging.

I believe that the plan is to remove old vesrions of gcc from unstable
once the transition is *complete*; but it is not a *complete* transition
until there are no packages in the archive which build-depend on older
versions of gcc.

If there are packages that don't work well with gcc 3.2, however, don't
wait to file the bugs.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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