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Bug#221282: /usr/bin/gcc: sparc wrapper is annoying

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 08:56:05PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> why is it annoying? it just works.

It just works the opposite of the way I want it to work.
It also confuses the hell out of users who just want to compile

> Yes, but sparc32-jailing builds is both non-obvious, tedious and easy
> to forget.  If there was a global way to disable the "64-bit by
> default" I think people would be less offended by the wrappper?
> e.g. [ -f /etc/gcc/i-luv-32-bit ] or something ;)

Maybe add gcc-3.3 and sparc-gcc-wrapper as /usr/bin/gcc alternatives.
Seems wasteful to fork the wrapper each time just so that it can check
for a file and then behave itself properly.

Or perhaps a separate, optional binary package for the wrapper.

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