Subject: Re: should GCC_REQD+=3.0 should pull in gcc 3.4 not gcc 3.3
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/14/2006 17:55:46
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> On 9/14/06, David Brownlee <> wrote:
>>         currently emulators/qemu has GCC_REQD+=3.0 to ensure it uses
>>         pkgsrc gcc3 on NetBSD-4 (as qemu does not build under gcc4).
> This is a hack that will break when pkgsrc gets a gcc4 package...

 	Agreed, though that is somewhat orthogonal to my question :)

>>         This will pull in lang/gcc3, but surely it would make more sense
>>         to pull in lang/gcc34 in this case?
> Why?  gcc3-c should be much faster to build than gcc34 due to its
> modularity (assuming the hack is picking gcc3-c and not the gcc3
> package).  Haven't tested it personally.

 	OK, so for a more appropriate question:

 	"Should we have a gcc34-c package, or should gcc3-c be updated to
 	be based on gcc-3.4 rather than gcc-3.3" ?

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --