Bug#479115: libffi4 is stopping the upgrade to gcc 4.3 4.3.0-4
Followup-For: Bug #479115
the original submitter of this bug marked it as wontfix.
But I think that this bug should be addressed somehow.
There are 25 packages that directly rdepend on libffi4, and removing
libffi4 has a huge usability impact on a 'unstable' install ...
thru all dependencies, you have to uninstall almost all of gnome.
I see two solutions to this lock.
1) Upload a new, separate version of libffi4 that would not
depend on gcc-4.3-base (= 4.3.0-3)
2) BINNMU of all above 25 packages.
In this latter case, you must be sure that all bbuildds
are running 4.3.0-4 - when I uploaded mplayer on2008-05-03,
this was not the case yet.
IN particular, I am worried: maybe there is some
rdependecy that is stopping bbuildd's from upgrading to 4.3.0-4 ;
in that case, the only way to solve this lock is (1).
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages libffi4 depends on:
ii gcc-4.3-base 4.3.0-3 The GNU Compiler Collection (base
ii libc6 2.7-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
libffi4 recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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