[arch-dev-public] gcc 4.5 bug - what to do?

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Wed Jul 21 03:07:27 EDT 2010

  On 20/07/2010 23:16, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:00:06 +0200, Thomas Bächler
> <thomas at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> Am 20.07.2010 22:52, schrieb Firmicus:
>>> Yesterday I had bug report on a segfaulting binary for x86_64 that ships
>>> with texlive-bin in testing:
>>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/20199
>>> I have reported the bug upstream:
>>> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3031498&group_id=145640&atid=762580
>>> and as suspected it turned out to be a bug with gcc 4.5:
>>> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=45008
>>> Now this means I have no means to include a working binary of dvisvgm
>>> for x86_64 in texlive-bin until that bug is resolved, since I cannot
>>> rely on gcc 4.4.x and no patch is available...
>>> What is the procedure you guys follow is such situations?
>> Run in circles, scream and shout at people. Then after some time start
>> crying. I have really no idea.
> A more practical approach would be to compile the package with gcc 4.4
> (there are mirrors containing old packages) and accept that this is an
> ugly but temporary workaround. You should also open a bug report on our
> bug tracker and link to the upstream one.
Done: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/20242
but I see that Allan is already listed on the cc list upstream.

> Last but not least don't
> forget to blame Allan. ;-)

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