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Re: default gfortran in debian

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi schrieb:
> [I posted this on debian-gcc before. I have not gotten any reply there. So I
> am trying my luck here]
> Currently the default gfortran in Debian Sid points to 4:4.3.3-9 . The
> gfortran-4.4 is already available, quite stable. Is there any reason why
> gfortran 4.4 not the default?
> The reason is that the gfortran's upstream does not backport the patches to
> older versions. They only fix bugs in the latest versions (for ex:-
> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/fortran/2009-06/msg00116.html ) So, it is always
> better to have the default gfortran point to the latest released version.
> Is there anyway I can possibly help to make this transition?

see http://lists.debian.org/debian-gcc/2009/04/msg00041.html

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