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Re: Ports and gcc

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote:

> I've been going over the bugs
> (http://www.debian.org/Bugs/db/ma/lDebian_GCC_maintainers,gcc,packages.debian.org,.html),
> and have been retitling arch-specific ones.

Thanks for this.  It really helps.

> I'd appreciate it very much if the porters could go over these bugs once
> again. Real gcc bugs typically need to be forwarded upstream, and the
> chances of upstream responses increase greatly if bugs are detailed:
> - they contain a minimal example showing the problem (use #if 0 .. #endif
>   to divide and conquer) and
> - they show exactly which optimisations (-O* -f* -fno*) trigger the problem 
>   (rather than simply -On). 
> I realise it's a lot of work to figure this out, but it definitely increases
> chances the problems get fixed.

I already closed one today with an upload that I did yesterday (was just
installed today).  I'll look further into the rest after I finish the new
binutils packages.  In the meantime, I'll test as much of the others as I
can and hopefully provide some better feedback than what's in some of
those bug reports (at least for Alpha).


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