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Re: all ppc packages need rebuilding with gcc 4.1.1ds2-30

On Sat, 6 Jan 2007, Albert Cahalan wrote:

> Bugs 382741 and 382748 in gcc just got fixed
> in the gcc 4.1.1ds2-30 package.
> Rebuilding all packages is the next step to making
> ppc secure.

>From the bug report:

> After this gets fixed, the whole damn system needs
> to be rebuilt. I don't know where to request that.

Since you ask: Rebuilding everything at once (via binary-only NMUs)
is a lot of work, and IMHO unlikely to happen, at least in the near future.

Most probably, this is what will happen:

1. We release etch.
2. The fixed gcc is uploaded for unstable (4.1.1ds2-30 is in experimental).
3. Maintainers and autobuilders upgrade to the new gcc.
4. Then, every new powerpc package will be built using the new gcc.
5. The bug will be fixed eventually in all packages. Whether or not we want
   to accelerate the process when it's near completion is another story.

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