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Re: gfortran

David Holland <> 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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