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Bug#844439: marked as done (gcc-6 broken for kernel development work)

Your message dated Thu, 07 Feb 2019 03:13:19 +0000
with message-id <E1gra7r-000G9u-7I@fasolo.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#920171: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #844439,
regarding gcc-6 broken for kernel development work
to be marked as done.

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Package: gcc-6
Version: 6.2.0-10
Severity: important

gcc-6 as packaged is broken for normal use patterns when working on the
mainline kernel.  In particular, any git bisect session that strays into
4.8 and earlier requires rather unpleasant workarounds - either playing
with kbuild variables in command line, or, equally unpleasant, patching
Makefile on each bisection step and unpatching before moving to the
next one.

This is *NOT* about debian kernel packaging; what had been broken is
the use of gcc for mainline kernel development, which used to be
a supported use case until October.  And that definitely includes
building the kernels resulting from git bisect.  Unless you wish to
argue that kernel work is not supported anymore, I don't see any way
around Severity: important - "has a major effect on the usability
of a package, without rendering it completely unusable to everyone".

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Version: 6.5.0-2+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package gcc-6 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see https://bugs.debian.org/920171

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using http://snapshot.debian.org/.

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing

Debian distribution maintenance software
Scott Kitterman (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)

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