HEADS UP: Lots of port build failures with gcc 3.4
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jul 16 23:43:51 PDT 2004
On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 11:35:56PM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Dear Porters,
> Yes, it's that time again...in the near future a new version of GCC
> (3.4.1) will be imported into FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT. The main effect of
> this from our point of view is that -- as usual -- the new compiler
> suite causes hundreds of ports to fail due to increased compiler
> strictness, standards conformance and other annoying reasons.
> A partial list of failing ports can be found here:
> If a port maintained by you appears on this list, please do the following:
* Check whether the compiler problem has already been fixed elsewhere.
- It may already be fixed in a new version released by the vendor
- Other OS projects may have fixed it already. For example, check the
cvs commit logs of projects like dragonfly (e.g. via cvsweb)
who have committed some gcc 3.4 fixes. I don't know if openbsd,
netbsd or some of the linux distributions have yet worked on gcc
> * Contact the software authors and provide them with a link to the log
> * Work with them to develop a patch to fix the problems, or work on
> the problem yourself if your port is unmaintained by the original
> * Ask on this list if you require help in fixing a particular problem.
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