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Re: gcc 3.2 transition in unstable

On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 19:24, Colin Watson wrote:

> I'm quite happy for it to be expressed in individual packages'
> build-depends (although it's a bit of a pain for backporting to stable,
> but hey ...). 

Do you agree also that it *should* be there?  If it's not in
build-essential, then any C++ program using a library besides libstdc++
or qt2 will need to be compiled using g++ 3.2.  Otherwise it will not
work, which means it is a build time dependency.

> Basically, I don't think build-essential is there to keep our toolchain
> in sync, for some nebulous definition of the word, and I think life
> would be much simpler if it didn't try to do that. But then, yours is
> the final say on that.

I see your point, and I think I agree now.  

Since the gcc maintainer is also lobbying for build-essential to be
updated (see #175596), I'd like to hear his reasoning on this though. 

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