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Re: ARM toolchain is not up-to-date

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 06:31:01PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org> writes:
>> > Some of the ARM buildds are still not using G++ 4.1 as the default C++
>> > compiler, nearly two months after the default was changed.  I already
>> > reported this over a month ago to arm@buildd.debian.org, but it's
>> > still unfixed.  That is the correct address, isn't it?
>> >
>> > Please could all the ARM buildds be updated to use the current
>> > toolchain?
>> Shouldn't sbuild automatically install the latest build-essentials by
sorry, typo:                                         build-essential
>> itself?
> No; updating the chroot is the buildd maintainer's job.
> This is a good thing; there've been cases where I manually downgraded
> specific toolchain packages because of bugs like #327780, and I wouldn't
> want sbuild to go ahead and upgrade things like that without my explicit
> instruction.
> (Of course, that's ignoring the fact that sometimes build-dependencies
> pull in new versions of those libraries. Whatever)

I'm not proposing sbuild should upgrade the chroot fully every time. Just
the build-essential package. Having an arch build with a completly
different gcc when all of debian has switched is, well, stupid.

Build-essential has e.g.

Depends: libc6-dev | libc-dev, gcc (>= 4:4.1.1), g++ (>= 4:4.1.1), make, dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5)

That ensures some minimum versions of the tool-chain but not the
specific versions. If an release arch has no suitable version within
those constrains then there is something seriously wrong.


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