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Volker Stolz vs at
Sun Mar 20 09:29:26 PST 2005

In gmane.os.freebsd.devel.ports, you wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
>> On Fri, 18 Mar 2005, Adam Weinberger wrote:
>>>The problem lies in the gcc32 port. It redefines USE_GCC. It, and the 
>>>other gcc ports, need not to do that.
>> IIRC gcc3.2 had a USE_GCC definition that its internal make stuff
>> needed whose existance predated the creation of which
>> introduced a USE_GCC variable intended to be used internal to the
>> ports framework which has different semantics.  AFAIK gcc32 has
>> been broken since that time.
>> I do not have time to test this hypothesis but would suggest trying
>> a patchset with s/USE_GCC/INTERNAL_USE_GCC/ or something.
>> It would be great if someone could investigate and fix this problem ...
> Here is a simple solution.
> First of all, OOo needs to remove the gcc32 BUILD_DEPENDS, and replace 
> it with USE_GCC=3.2.
> Then, for each gcc port, simply replace the USE_GCC=2.7+ line with
> .undef USE_GCC
> If people want to test this, I'll commit it.

*sigh* I just spent some time getting my head around this. If I understand
this correctly, there's no problem at all on 4.x because gcc-2 is sufficient,
and the .undef doesn't seem to change anything. I wish I'd never touched this
in the first place.
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