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Re: Depending on another package's source

* Andrew Suffield:

> On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 03:16:50PM -0600, Wesley J Landaker wrote:
>> GHDL is a VHDL compiler that's implemented as a stand-alone language 
>> target for GCC. The way it's typically compiled is by:
>> 1) Unpacking the latest GCC sources -- only gcc-core is necessary.
>> 2) Unpacking GHDL on top (adds 'vhdl' directory, no other modifications)
>> 3) Compile GCC with --enable-languages=vhdl
> This is a lunatic approach for an upstream to take. Granted that
> branching gcc is excruciatingly difficult - but distributing partial
> source really does suck.

It's quite common in GCC-land, and I really don't see what's so wrong
with it. 8-)

>> For packaging this I thought of several different scenerios:
>> A) Include the source of gcc-core in the .orig.tar.gz
>>   Pro: it's the only way I've thought of yet
>>   Pro: immunity to [hypothetical] changes in new versions GCC
>>   Con: it duplicates some of what's in the gcc source package
> That's about the best you're going to get. You have to undo the lunacy
> by fixing a specific version of the gcc source anyway.

Yes, I agree that's the way to go.

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