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Bug#366820: Transition to GCC 4.1 for etch

Package: general
Severity: wishlist

It would be great if we could move to GCC 4.1 for etch.  The release
managers have now given us a concrete target we have to achieve before
this can happen: the majority of outstanding 4.1 specific bugs in
packages have to be fixed by mid of June [1].  The RC bug NMU policy
applies to such bugs as of now.  This bug report will be used as a
meta bug to track outstsanding GCC 4.1 bugs in packages.

Some background information:

In March, I built the whole archive with GCC 4.1 on several
architectures and filed about 280 bugs related to the new compiler
(mostly in package using C++) [2].  Many of those bugs had patches and
now, roughly two months later, about half of them have been fixed.
However, we need to get rid of the remaining bugs.  Most of them
should be trivial to fix anyway.  Some information about common C++
errors can be found in [3].

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/05/msg00355.html
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-gcc/2006/03/msg00405.html
[3] http://womble.decadentplace.org.uk/c++/syntax-errors.html
Martin Michlmayr

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