port lang/gcc45 - not sure how to interpret GCC developers' advice

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Jan 17 09:03:02 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:28:33AM +0100, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:48:20AM -0800, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> >> Yes, I believe that they do.  I think the important phrase is:
> >> exact versions of these libraries listed as minimal versions
> >> 
> >> which isn't very clear, but saying use the minimal version listed on
> >> the page...  They probably had someone try w/ 4.3.3 and wonder why it
> >> wasn't working so they added the exact verbage...
> John-Mark, your interpretation is correct: exactly those versions
> should be used according to the GCC SPARC maintainers because other
> versions are sadly being miscompiled or something along these lines.
> If you can suggest some clearer wording I will make sure it gets
> considered/applied.
> > ok, I get it. However, the ports above were pulled up and installed when 
> > I was building gcc45. So downgrading might break ports interdependency. 
> > I'll try instead to build GMP and MPFR with gcc44.
> And, did that -- building the latest versions GMP and MPFR as in the
> ports tree with gcc44 instead of gcc45 -- work for you?


the issue got away misteriously. I got gcc45 working fine
now. It's been successfully updated several times since
my last post. I don't know what was the problem. MPFR and GMP
pass all tests. In the end I removed everything from /etc/make.conf,
so now mpfr, gmp and gcc45 are built with just the
default settings on my sparc.

many thanks

Anton Shterenlikht
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