Matthias Klose schrieb: > Kamaraju S Kusumanchi schrieb: >> [I posted this on debian-gcc before. I have not gotten any reply there. So I >> am trying my luck here] >> >> Currently the default gfortran in Debian Sid points to 4:4.3.3-9 . The >> gfortran-4.4 is already available, quite stable. Is there any reason why >> gfortran 4.4 not the default? >> >> The reason is that the gfortran's upstream does not backport the patches to >> older versions. They only fix bugs in the latest versions (for ex:- >> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/fortran/2009-06/msg00116.html ) So, it is always >> better to have the default gfortran point to the latest released version. >> >> Is there anyway I can possibly help to make this transition? > > see http://lists.debian.org/debian-gcc/2009/04/msg00041.html plus a lot of regressions in the 64bit compilers. See the attached build log.
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