Compiler transitions status report
Revised and updated version of a message I sent a while back.
This is the status of the compiler transitions.
There is nothing built with g++-2.95 (except the unavoidable flashplugin-nonfree).
The following library packages still needs renaming for the C++ ABI change
(see http://people.debian.org/~djpig/gcc-transition/, among others):
Not in testing.
postgis -- uninstallable, maintainer appears to be MIA
tyvis -- no idea why I didn't spot this before. The package hasn't
been updated since 2004-07 and is uninstallable; should I
request removal from unstable?
The following library packages need renaming for the
C++ allocator change. None are in testing.
aqsis -- DANGER! DANGER! There was an NMU without changing the library name!
ivtools -- incidentally the only library which
hadn't made the c2 transition on all release architectures
Maintainer has offered this up for adoption
plptools -- library needs to be split off
sim -- orphaned, currently uninstallable
sqlxx -- currently uninstallable
The following packages are still linked against libstdc++5 in unstable, and so
presumably most of them deserve a simple rebuild; there are only 57, so it's
probably worth just doing it (listed by source package, mostly):
-- this indicates a bug in the adolc control files, actually
mxv -- must wait for ivtools to transition
openmash -- FTBFS which is its fault
visualboyadvance -- orphaned
vrweb -- i386 only was built with g++-3.3
xgsmlib -- FTBFS
xmule -- uninstallable, unbuildable, and "always crash at startup" since 1 year;
should I request removal from unstable?
In addition, I found the following packages linked against libstdc++5 in testing,
which probably means something is keeping the new versions out of testing
(probably an RC bug in most cases):
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
Read it and weep.