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Re: should we ship linkable gmp/mpfr/mpc or hide them?
In article <1395.1310849084%splode.eterna.com.au@localhost>,
matthew green <mrg%eterna.com.au@localhost> wrote:
>i'm trying to decide if we should ship gmp/mpfr/mpc as something
>private to gcc4.5 or first-class part of the base system.
>here are the pros and cons i've been considering:
> - linked against shared lib*.so [*]
> - pkgsrc doesn't have to install them
> - cc1, cc1obj and cc1plus linked against lib*.a
This can be addressed by [*].
> - can't build eg, lint for alpha due to issues with the
> sources that are not trivial to fix
Can you explain this a bit more?
> - if pkgsrc has never versions, we have potential weird
> issues at link or run time for binaries
I assume this is newer, but can't that be resolved with incompatible
> - building the compat, lint, etc. versions takes extra
> time in the build.
We've passed the point of too long.
>[*] we could do this with private copy in /usr/lib/gcc/*.so.
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