Re: GCC version change / C++ ABI change
On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 10:27:27PM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> >> I'm quite confident that the release team and/or gcc maintainers will
> >> agree that 'is needed to compile 2.4 kernels' is a big enough reason to
> >> keep some gcc version around if Debian gets to the point to decide which
> >> old gcc versions should be shipped or dropped.
> > We even have GCC 2.7.2 in unstable (gcc272). Does anyone actually use
> > this anymore, or could it be removed for etch?
> Not sure about 2.7.2, but 2.95 is definitly usable - at least to compile
> code that has problems with later versions. I hope it will not be removed
> anytime soon.
> And 2.95 is ok to build both kernel 2.4 and 2.2
Eh, deja vu. We have yet libc5 and its toolchain around just to allow
use and compilation of ancient code. When I asked for revoming due
to an old grave bug, people answered almost the same: it's yet useful.
Francesco P. Lovergine