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Re: Switch default GCC to 4.8 on s390x

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 09:09:18AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Am 12.11.2013 15:40, schrieb Aurelien Jarno:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > The s390x architecture is still using GCC 4.6 as the default compiler, 
> > while most other architectures have already switched to GCC 4.8. It starts
> > to cause problem for building packages: some packages need C11 features to
> > be compiled, while some others assume the default compiler is already GCC
> > 4.8 (in that case they are actually buggy). It would also help having the
> > same default version of GCC than for GCJ, GDC or GFORTRAN.
> > 
> > I therefore propose to switch the default compiler on s390x to GCC 4.8 by
> > default. It is already used to build the kernel without any known issue.
> > 
> > Any comments or opinion on that?
> Is this a commitment from Philipp, Bastian or your side to monitor for s390x
> specific toolchain issues, forward these upstream and feed these back into Debian?

It is a commitment from my side, although s390x is well tested upstream
and there is therefore not a lot to do.

Note that I have just done the change in the SVN, it would be nice if
you can upload gcc-defaults.

Best regards,

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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