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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/lang/gcc3-java

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 09:59:06AM +0200, John Marino wrote:
 > >Removed Files:
 > >    pkgsrc/lang/gcc3-java: DESCR Makefile PLIST
 > >
 > >Log Message:
 > >Remove gcc3-java as promised. Has not been buildable for years, if ever,
 > >and various attempts to fix it have failed. Plus, gcc3 is highly obsolete
 > >at this point and it's hardly worth spending effort on this. I believe
 > >gcc-java support is available in most or all of the gcc4 packages.
 > Might I suggest removing lang/gcc34-ada as well?

I thought we'd already decided (back in like January) that you'd do
that when you were ready to.

 > Main reason for keeping it:
 > The new Ada compilers won't build on NetBSD 4 or lower.
 > They only build on x86 platforms, but I can't imagine
 > lang/gcc34-ada ever built on anything else.  So the main reason to
 > keep it is for NetBSD 4 users, but they have no packages they can
 > build with it in the pkgsrc tree.

Does it actually build and work on netbsd-4?

I don't think very many people are still using netbsd-4 at all, let
alone with Ada, but it is still theoretically supported so it might be
better to wait until it's officially EOL.

David A. Holland

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