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

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Wed Jul 21 09:24:18 EDT 2010

  On 21/07/2010 10:41, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 21/07/10 17:07, Firmicus wrote:
>> 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.
> It is an interesting bug...   It is fixed in gcc mainline.  In fact, it is fixed within 
> a week of branching gcc-4.5, so it is weird that it has not been backported.
> Allan

If you could release a new "backported" version of gcc 4.5 soon so that I can recompile 
texlive-bin, you would be my hero, and I promise never to say that you broke anything ever 
again ;)

If for some reason this is not possible, then I'll try to grab gcc 4.4.4 from somewhere.


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