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Bug#404749: marked as done (gcc-4.1: gcc 4.1 breaks kernel module compile)

Your message dated Wed, 27 Dec 2006 21:29:11 -0500
with message-id <200612272129.11765.philippe.cloutier.2@ulaval.ca>
and subject line Invalid
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: gcc-4.1
Version: 4.1.1-21
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks unrelated software

Perhaps I should have said it breaks the entire system because depending
on what drivers you need, most GUI applications are severely affected
and you have no reasonable way to try new driver versions.

I just did a dist-upgrade.   Kernel version 2.6.16-1-686

You can't recompile kernel modules because the kernel was compiled with
gcc 4.0 and you can not compile loadable kernel modules with gcc 4.1 for
a kernel compiled with 4.0.   Actually, you can compile them but you can't
load them because of the kernel version difference.  Without the ability 
to compile kernel modules, you can't recompile the nvidia drivers (direct 
from nvidia).  And there are SEVERE display update problems in the 
current configuration.

gcc-4.1 should not have been put in unstable without also putting
in a new kernel version that was compiled with 4.1 as well as all the 
packages which include loadable kernel modules.  Also, gcc-4.1
should have had "conflicts with kernel-2.6.16-1-686, etc.".

See bug #4047244 (kernel)  and #282183 (nvidia drivers)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages gcc-4.1 depends on:
ii  binutils                     2.17-3      The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  cpp-4.1                      4.1.1-21    The GNU C preprocessor
ii  gcc-4.1-base                 4.1.1-21    The GNU Compiler Collection (base 
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-9 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                      1:4.1.1-21  GCC support library
ii  libssp0                      4.1.1-21    GCC stack smashing protection libr

Versions of packages gcc-4.1 recommends:
ii  libc6-dev                    2.3.6.ds1-9 GNU C Library: Development Librari
pn  libmudflap0-dev              <none>      (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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This report is invalid. As you state yourself, "Actually, you can compile them 
but you can't load them because of the kernel version difference."

I strongly suggest you to reinstall a Debian release which is appropriate for 
your level of Debian knowledge, that is stable or testing.

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