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Re: Bug#731069: gcc-defaults: Please resume considering to change using unified version of gcc


I don't know whether it is appropriate that I remark,
I have no objection to moving to gcc-4.8 on ppc64, too.

Matthias Klose wrote:
> Control: tags -1 + moreinfo
> Afaics, the situation didn't change. There is nobody committing to work on the
> toolchain for these architectures.  At least for release architectures the
> alternative is to drop the port unless somebody wants to maintain the toolchain
> for this port.  This is the current status, please correct me if I'm wrong.
>  - alpha, no feedback, CCing Michael Cree.
>  - hppa, no feedback, CCing John David Anglin
>  - ia64, no feedback, likely to be removed.
>  - powerpc, found some feedback from the porters, but unrelated to
>    toolchain issues, see
>    https://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2013/11/msg00050.html
>  - powerpcspe, no feedback, CCing Roland Stigge.
>  - ppc64, no feedback
>  - s390x, pending upload
>  - sparc, no feedback
>  - sh4, no feedback, doesn't build, CCing Nobuhiro Iwamatsu
> Am 01.12.2013 16:45, schrieb Hiroyuki Yamamoto:
>> Source: gcc-defaults
>> Version: 1.123
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Tags: patch
>> Please resume considering to change using unified version of gcc,
>> because FTBFS of many packages occur by e.g. c++11 
>> on ports which stayed using gcc-4.6 and g++-4.6,
>> ia64, powerpc, s390x, sparc, alpha, powerpcspe, ppc64, sh4.
>> And using unified version of gcc must bring happiness 
>> to many package maintainers.
>> On the other hand, I understand that this changing depends on 
>> the correspondence status of gcc porting,
>> so I leave decision to you.
> This is a decision for the porters.  If there are no active porters, there
> shouldn't be a port.
>> Unfortunately, building gcc-4.8 source package on sh4 has not succeeded yet,
>> so here is a patch which changes gcc-4.8 using on ports except sh4.
>> Regards,

Hiroyuki Yamamoto
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