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Re: Perpetual loop

On Wednesday 2021-03-31 11:50, nia wrote:
On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 07:44:41AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:

Jonathan Perkin <> writes:

* On 2021-03-31 at 08:53 BST, nia wrote:

If pkgsrc is trying to build gcc3 something is very wrong, this basically
means it couldn't find a toolchain.

At this point in time we should probably just make this more explicit.
Rip out gcc48 and earlier, and convert the GCC_REQD 2.x/3.x stuff into
a "could not find host compiler" error.

(I have no problem with the 'needing gcc3 is a sign of very bad things' notion.)

I think it would be good to avoid breaking pkgsrc on systems that are
really old but not quite ancient.  I draw the line at netbsd-5 which has
gcc 4.1.  Yes, that's really crufty, but a lot of things build, and
while pkgsrc does not "support" such a system, I'd like to avoid moving
it to "completely fails".

"Versions of GCC prior to 11 also allow bootstrapping with an ISO C++98
compiler, versions of GCC prior to 4.8 also allow bootstrapping with a
ISO C89 compiler, and versions of GCC prior to 3.4 also allow bootstrapping
with a traditional (K&R) C compiler."

It's why I proposed deleting all the priors and reimporting 4.7, but
not even 4.7 should be necessary with netbsd-5, since the compiler has
C++98 support.

Because of the OS (Xinuos/SCO OpenServer 5) doesn't have Proper threads the latest compiler I'm able to use is GCC 4.2.4. I use it to bootstrap.


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