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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:35:15 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: gcc package updates

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:20:55PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> This gcc update from 4.6.3 to 4.7.0 is expected to be easy.  The task
> is not so much about updating gcc.spec and regenerating the patch; it is
> about doing test buildworlds for i686 and x86_64 with the new gcc.
> There _might_ be issues uncovered by that.  If so, they will likely need
> to be dealt with in other packages (that fail to build with the new gcc).

It was pointed out to me (by the musl folks) that there are regressions
in 4.7.0 that are a bit too nasty for its actual use (wrong code is
generated).  So this update will be primarily to make sure the rest of
our userland is 4.7-ready, and we'll probably continue actually keeping
4.6.x in our tree until there's 4.7.1.

That said, we might try this patch against 4.7.0 during our testing:

http://freetz.org/attachment/ticket/1752/r8889-gcc-4.7-fix.patch

http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=52734

Alexander

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