[arch-dev-public] why's gcc4.6 now in extra?

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 8 09:52:20 EDT 2012

On 06/08/2012 04:42 PM, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> [2012-06-08 14:14:18 +0300] Ionut Biru:
>> On 06/08/2012 01:47 PM, Andreas Radke wrote:
>>> I've seen the commit msg that FF would require it. We have a rule to
>>> ask on our dev ML to ask for pkg additions. Here you would probably
>>> have received a -1 because FF must be broken if it would not
>>> compile/run with our recent gcc.
>> I prefer to have a good working webgl backend in our firefox.
>> I found it funny that you opened this discussion since you are the one
>> that reported the bug.
> It's polite to give people a heads up.
> Regardless, why do we need gcc4.6 in [extra] if it's only a makedepends
> of one package, and -I believe- a temporary one at that?
> Cheers.

I do agree that it was nice to have a heads up.
I hope that is a temporally fix. Jan is tracking this bug since I do not
want to deal yet with another gcc bug and upstream blaming each other
without any concrete solution.


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