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Re: pkg/42727 (gcc 34 does not compile)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42727; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: John Marino <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42727 (gcc 34 does not compile)
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:21:08 +0100

 On 12/20/2011 7:31 PM, wrote:
 > Synopsis: gcc 34 does not compile
 > Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->marino
 > Responsible-Changed-By:
 > Responsible-Changed-When: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:31:12 +0000
 > Responsible-Changed-Why:
 > marino@ took charge of ada (and probably already fixed this)
 > (If you can't/don't want to deal with this further, set it back to 
 > pkg-manager)
 > State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
 > State-Changed-By:
 > State-Changed-When: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:31:12 +0000
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > Are you still having this problem?
 There's really only one reason to be fooling around with gcc34 if Ada is 
 That's if the platform in use is NetBSD 4. or below. If the platform is 
 NetBSD 5+,
 then lang/gnat-aux is the solution for Ada, and it provides its own 
 bootstrap if necessary.
 Unfortunately, gnat-aux was never tested for NetBSD less than version 
 5.0 and I
 would wager that it won't run on NetBSD 4.
 What is the minimum platform requirement for NetBSD?
 Fixing 3.4 would not be trivial.  Compiler work in general is very 
 difficult and time consuming.
 Upgrading florist and removing gcc34-based Ada should be the long-term 
 plan here.
 As an aside, the next release of gnat-aux is available and it adds 
 Fortran and Objective-C
 on top of the C, C++, and Ada that gnat-aux-20110627 provides, so it's 
 really a top class
 compiler.  The only question is if I will be allowed to get it into Q4 
 due to the freeze.  I think
 at a minimum I would need to build all Ada packages on both NetBSD 5.99 and
 DragonFly-master before this is considers.

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