status of gcc 4.3 in your distribution?

Loïc Minier lool at
Tue Apr 8 08:31:14 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> (2) use a modified gcc 4.3 (and still ship a fixed kernel, of course),
> with a patch that makes gcc output CLD by default, so lenny binaries can
> work with an etch kernel (the patch can then be dropped in lenny+1). The
> Debian gcc maintainer doesn't want to do that, since it would cause
> Debian's gcc to generate different code than upstream gcc, and makes it
> harder to report bug upstream.

 (Not really the place to reopen the discussion, but perhaps others have
 similar questions:)
 I wonder whether we could make that into a switch and pass it down via
 (newly added support for) CFLAGS/LDFLAGS?

 Also, why don't we simply build with gcc 4.2 the packages that need to

Loïc Minier

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