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Re: Bug#722542: gcc-spu went away but is still being used


On Thu, 2013-09-12 at 14:37 +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Control: reassign -1 newlib
> Am 12.09.2013 08:31, schrieb Niels Thykier:
> > Package: gcc-defaults,newlib
> > Severity: important
> > 
> > Dear maintainers of gcc-defaults and newlib,
> > 
> > I noticed that gcc-defaults have removed the "gnu-spu" package in sid,
> > but newlib still build-depends on it.  Since there was no bug against
> > either package, I am assuming no one has noticed this so far.  As it
> > is, this is one (of several) things blocking gcc-defaults migration to
> > testing.
> > 
> > This bug can be fixed either by re-introducing gcc-spu (possibly as a
> > transitional package, if gcc-spu is no longer needed) or by newlib no
> > longer Build-Depending on gcc-spu (since it is the last package using
> > it).  I will leave it to you to decide how this will be solved; please
> > reassign this bug to the proper package.
> I don't maintain the spu cross toolchain anymore, as previously written to the
> gcc and powerpc ML. So newlib maybe shouldn't build the spu packages anymore.

I guess this means users will also need to build newlib (in addition to
the gnu-spu) if they want to do spu programming for cell.

Matthias, please let us know in general what a user needs to do for


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