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Re: Please update GCC version on autobuilders

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 04:03:45AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > on "rem" (mipsel) and "ball" (mips),
> > kaffe failed to build because 
> > The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> >   ecj-bootstrap: Depends: gij-4.0 (>= 4.0.1-7) but it is not installable
> >                  Depends: libgcj6-common but it is not going to be installed
> > This seems to point to an out-of-date version of gij/libgcj/etc on the
> > buildds.  Please install the versions from unstable (4.0.1-9, or
> > if it's built in time, 4.0.2-1) and then requeue kaffe.
> No, it points to the fact that gij doesn't exist on mips*.  The new version
> of kaffe is not buildable on mips/el; this is in contrast to the old version
> of kaffe, which I'm told was buildable but not runable.

Actually, it wasn't completely useless but locked up with multiple
threads. In Oldenburg we (Java Developers and MIPS porters) discussed
the issue and decided it is better to switch the kaffe compiler from
(unmaintained) jikes to gcj and break kaffe/mips{,el} for now, until
the toolchain for MIPS is fixed to handle the gcj runtime.


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