Subject: Re: should GCC_REQD+=3.0 should pull in gcc 3.4 not gcc 3.3
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/2006 20:00:27
On 9/14/06, David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> > On 9/14/06, David Brownlee <email@example.com> 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 :)
I know, just wanted to make that clear ;)
> >> 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" ?
That sounds like a good idea. This goes to whoever added gcc34: why
wasn't this done in the first place? Maybe 3.4 raised more errors
than 3.3 during builds? That shouldn't be a problem any more since we
are supposed to support 4.0.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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