Subject: Re: lang/gcc (need testers)
To: James Chacon <>
From: Michael Rauch <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/27/2002 14:23:10
On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 04:58:04AM -0500, James Chacon wrote:
> 2. Why was there a special PLIST.NetBSD-sparc? My sparc box is currently 
>    offline but I know 2.95.3 works on it. This is definitly an arch if someone
>    has a box available testing this would be nice.

That was originally me. When I ported gcc to sparc/ELF I still discovered
some problems with shared library handling which would go away if one used
the gcc-provided crt{begin,end}S.o . In the end the problem turned out to be
a problem in our crt{begin,end}.o which was fixed at about May last year in
-current and pulled up to 1.5 in December. 
(For the interested, catching an exception across shared library borders
didn't work and caused a SIGABRT.)