Subject: Re: gcc3 deletion
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/06/2006 13:27:18
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 04:11:48PM +0000, Patrick Welche wrote:
> tape2: {15} gfortran -v
> Using built-in specs.
> Target: i386-unknown-netbsdelf3.99.19
> Configured with: /usr/src/local/gcc/configure --prefix=/usr/local/gcc4 --enable-languages=c,c++,java,fortran --with-mpfr=/usr/local --with-gmp=/usr/local --with-system-zlib
> Thread model: posix
> gcc version 4.2.0 20060519 (experimental)
> was good enough to compile Siesta, so "Is there a reason we don't have
> gfortran?"

How much extra room would it take up?
What is it needed for?  (what's Siesta?)
How many people would use it?
Is there a package that can be installed to easily add on the fortran support?
Does the convinience of having it installed for the number of people that
 would use it outweigh the drawbacks (unnecessary bloat, increased build
 times, larger source tree) for everyone else?