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

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri Jan 25 14:59:01 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 12:06 -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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

I got mail from a user stating that mpfr/gmp were going to be
dependencies for gcc 4.3 anyways, so sooner or later mpfr will become a
dependency for gcc-libs or gcc anyways.

I will change these things when GCC 4.2.3 gets released, which should be
somewhere in the next two weeks.

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