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#1 2004-05-05 06:17:51

dpb
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From: Cyperspace?
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GCC 3.2/3.3

It would be good to have an older version of gcc, because some older programs doesn't compile with the newest. Like in Debian, you can have many versions installed at the same time.

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#2 2004-05-05 12:09:13

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Re: GCC 3.2/3.3

i like compatibility, but not really the idea of having several gcc installed at the same time --- just my opinion


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#3 2004-05-08 06:24:03

jak
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Re: GCC 3.2/3.3

It's a pain when things won't compile, but I would rather fix the source than go back to an old compiler. AFAICT, gcc 3.4.0 seems to be more solid than 3.3.x and earlier; those old releases won't get all the bugfixes present in the new versions. I don't want to see arch get bogged down like gentoo with multiple releases of old crufty compilers and other stuff. I would rather bleed a little for the sake of simplicity and ease of management.


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#4 2004-05-08 08:07:26

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Re: GCC 3.2/3.3

A large package like Openoffice would benefit from this one. It should be able to compile with GCC 3.3.3, but doesn't compile with gcc 3.4 (who's fixing the 4GB of source? tongue)

I'm currently using Ximian ooo-build to get an openoffice build. When you choose not to use the system compiler, it compiles a chrooted gcc 3.2 and builds ooo with that.

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#5 2004-05-08 08:24:56

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Re: GCC 3.2/3.3

JGC wrote:

who's fixing the 4GB of source? tongue

the people who wrote it wrong/messy?

gcc 3.3/3.2 -> gcc 3.4 is not a reinvention of C/C++ but a more strict way of compiling it


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