[arch-dev-public] gcc-4.4.0 toolchain rebuild with query about gcc-gcj and related packages

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sat Apr 25 07:49:11 EDT 2009

Am Samstag, 25. April 2009 13:15:08 schrieb Allan McRae:
> I am having great difficultly getting a working gcc-gcj...  It builds
> fine using the gcc-gcj-4.3.x package but when I rebuild eclipse-ecj with
> the freshly built 4.4.0 package, I can not rebuild gcc-gcj again.  
> Updating eclipse-ecj to the latest build does not fix the issue.  After
> two and a half days of trying to track this down, I am ready to give
> up.  If someone else wants to look at this, go ahead but...
> Do we really need gcc-gcj, eclipse-ecj and java-gcj-compat any more?  
> Reason I see for removing it:
>  - I can't get it to build
>  - java-gcj-compat provides java-runtime, but I checked six packages in
> the repos against this and none actually fully worked
>  - which also is very bad as it is the first package found by pacman for
> java-runtime
>  - we have a free java now in openjdk6
> Opinions?

gcj is of no use imho. it can be replaced by openjdk.


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