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Re: Switch default GCC to 4.8 on s390x

Am 23.11.2013 13:52, schrieb Aurelien Jarno:
> On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 10:44:04AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
>> Am 23.11.2013 03:33, schrieb Aurelien Jarno:
>>> 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.
>> please update debian/README.Debian in gcc-4.8.
> Done. That said I still don't understand why only a limited list of 
> architectures have to do that. I do not believe that architectures not 
> listed there are actually better supported in Debian.

It's the other way around. Every architecture should have an entry. But maybe
it is easier to mention which architectures currently don't have such entries,
namely sparc, s390, ia64, powerpc, ppc64.

x86 should be waived. we do have active contributors for kfreebsd, the hurd,
m68k, alpha, powerpcspe, mips64, hppa at least.  arm* is missing here, but it
is usually taken care of by myself.


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