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Building the Debian archive with GCC 4.4
Posted Sep 16, 2008 0:02 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
In practice, once you can build all of Debian on many platforms, the same's likely to be true of other GNU/Linux distros. It would be useful to get reports like this from the BSD distros; often GCC support under BSD suffers because we don't get as much early testing.
Posted Sep 16, 2008 1:09 UTC (Tue) by cyrus (subscriber, #36858)
Posted Sep 16, 2008 3:32 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
Doing so will make life easier when people change their minds in a couple of years (especially people who need a C++0x compiler).
Posted Sep 16, 2008 7:37 UTC (Tue) by coriordan (guest, #7544)
Posted Sep 16, 2008 16:41 UTC (Tue) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
A link would be interesting. But talk is cheap. What compiler is currently in the FreeBSD 8 cvs tree?
Posted Sep 16, 2008 18:58 UTC (Tue) by bkoz (guest, #4027)
The GCC team is accepting patches that improve GCC support on new BSDs. I have no visibility into the FreeBSD toolchain discussions.
Posted Sep 16, 2008 23:54 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
But running GCC's regression test suite, while useful and important, isn't as big a job as using the compiler to build an entire distribution (including ports trees). That's what Martin's been doing for Debian. Volunteers welcome.
Posted Sep 20, 2008 14:38 UTC (Sat) by mdomsch (subscriber, #5920)
Of those failures, 4 were GCC internal compiler errors, which he filed bugs in gcc's tracker and noted the bugs in his report.
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