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Bug#202762: gcc-3.3: fails to compile kernel 2.4.22-pre8 on alpha

Alex Romosan writes:
> Phil Edwards <phil@jaj.com> writes:
> > I can get fork.c. I cannot get the result of preprocessing fork.c
> > unless I have an Alpha.
> i guess you are really testing the compilers for all architectures
> then :-( you broke building the kernel on a sparc for about half a
> year before reverting to gcc 3.2 as the default, now you are fucking
> up the alpha build (and you don't even bother to test it).

your claims are as accurate as your bug reports.

  * Make gcc-3.3 the default C compiler (Thu, 15 May 2003 20:46:56 +0200)
  * Bump sparc back down to 3.2 (Wed,  4 Jun 2003 11:39:53 -0400)

> if you go to http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi you'll find a list of
> all the machines available to debian developers. escher.debian.org,
> faure.debian.org, lully.debian.org are all alpha machines so it looks
> like you _do_ have an alpha available.
> myabe in the future you should test the compiler on those machines as
> well before inflicting it on everybody else (not everybody uses i386).

thanks for your offer to bundle a testing package for the toolchain
consisting of binutils, glibc and gcc to check the most critical
packages and applications and to regularily run this test on all
platforms, looking at the results and submitting appropriate patches.

if you don't accept toolchain bugs, stay away from unstable and
testing. if you want to help the projects, help with your time and


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