[arch-dev-public] gcc / gcc-libs / gcc-fortran / gcc-objc splitup issues

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri Jan 25 04:08:45 EST 2008

Hi all,

Recently we have gotten bugreports about gcc not having certain features of
languages because we compile our compiler languages as split packages.

For objc, we already compile objc inside the gcc package, then remove it, to
build it again in a package for extra. To fix gfortran, we would need to do
the same...

I've been thinking about this splitup: gfortran and objc aren't that big.
They could be included in the main gcc/gcc-libs PKGBUILDs. For java, we will
keep the split package. Other distributions like Debian and Ubuntu also have
their gcj things separated.

Merging objc doesn't bring extra dependencies, merging fortran brings in
mpfr. Do we have a problem with this change?

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