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Bug#657028: RFP: gcc-4.3 for Debian wheezy

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : gcc-4.3
  Version         : 4.3.6
  Upstream Author : many
* URL             : http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.3/
* License         : GPLv3
  Description     : The GNU C Compiler version 4.3

Debian wheezy currently has packages for gcc versions (at least) 4.4,
4.5 and 4.6.  Version 4.3 is conspicuously missing (see bug #650238
which is closed as "wontfix"), and specifically version 4.3.6 does not
appear to have ever been packaged by Debian.

This is a serious problem, because gcc-4.3 is the one used to compile
the kernel on Debian squeeze (package linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686
depends on it).  This means it is simply impossible to compile kernel
modules for Debian squeeze from Debian wheezy.

It seems pretty disastrous that support for old gcc versions does not
extend as far back in time as the version used for the kernel in the
immediately previous version of Debian.

     David A. Madore
   ( http://www.madore.org/~david/ )

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