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David Holland <dholland-pkgtech%netbsd.org@localhost> writes:
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2016 at 05:32:27PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > > I started a similar discussion a couple years ago. The response was that
> > > g95 is the only thing that works on many platforms and pkgsrc is committed
> > > to portability.
> > That's not the point. The point is that all the alternative packages
> > like gcc49 etc are much more heavy by including things like the Java
> > backend. You can easily select a different implementation, but for
> > casual users, it is way too heavy. That ignores all the usual problem of
> > dealing with multiple GCC versions at the same time. We hit some of them
> > due to rpath ordering already.
> So why not have a gcc48-fortran package (or whatever) that builds just
> the fortran compiler?
Because of libtool.
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