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g77-3.0 vs. -2.96

During the porting process, I have come across at least two
packages, one of them significant, that caused internal compiler
errors with g77-2.96. One was lapack-dev, the other is r-base,
which I'm still working on. Both compile fine with g77-3.0.

Since the motivation for using 2.96 instead of 3.0 pertains more
to C and C++, and since bug fixes for 2.96 are going to be
difficult to come by, what would people think about changing the
default to 3.0 for g77 on ia64?

John R. Daily                                    Progeny Linux Systems
Consultant                                          jdaily@progeny.com
               Master of the ephemeral epiphany

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