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Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Mon Aug 1 19:42:37 GMT 2005

On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 09:28:36PM +0200, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> >> I think gcc33 will be there for quite some time, but please note that
> >> the gcc33 port fails to work on amd64 and FreeBSD 7.
> > I've aware of that.  I still hope, however, that this woudl get fixed in
> > some time.  How hard is the problem, BTW?
> FreeBSD 7 probably won't be too hard, amd64 is unlikely.

Good to hear, can we expect at least i386 can be fixed in some near

> >> Personally, I'd be very hesitant to accept any new port which fails to 
> >> work with GCC 3.4 or later.  That's a maintenance nightmare in the making.
> > This would of course be highly desirable, but the reality is lots of
> > software are nto supported by 3.4.  I tend to blame popular Linnex distros
> > that still carry 3.2 and 3.3 versions these days, given that vast
> > majority of developers use those as their primary build platforms.  :-(
> SUSE builds all of their packages with GCC 4.0 these days, and I've been 
> told that Red Hat does the same with Fedora.

There are still plenty of installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS
release 3 (which uses GCC 3.2) and Fedora Core 1 (GCC 3.3) though.


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