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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 13:06:10 EST 2008

On Jan 25, 2008 3:08 AM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recently we have gotten bugreports about gcc not having certain features of
> languages because we compile our compiler languages as split packages.
> (FS#9325).
> 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?

I'm always a fan of the "if it's easier, but doesn't inconvenience too
many people" logic. This seems to fit. I mean, it's going to be way
easier for you, I'm sure, AND I doubt many people will complain
because of a few megs lost to the fortran libs.

++ from me

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