[arch-dev-public] Moving gcc7 into [community] for CUDA

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue May 29 01:13:35 UTC 2018

On 05/28/2018 09:09 PM, Allan McRae via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 29/05/18 11:00, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I would like to move gcc7 (based on the latest version 7 commit of gcc [0])
>> into [community] because of cuda 9.2 and in return drop gcc54.
>> I tried to make it work with current gcc but to no avail. In earlier
>> releases of cuda the incompatibilities could be patched with header hacks
>> but not this time. I tested the whole setup with cuda 9.2 locally and it
>> seems to work fine.
>> I just want to get somebody's ok on this as apparently not everyone is
>> stoked about having yet another old version of gcc in there for some time.
>> Sven
>> [0]
>> https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/commit/trunk?h=packages/gcc&id=44e0a03db1b5cabf6135f194e540d513cf959245
>> .
> OK to add gcc7 given it will drop gcc54.

Agreed, we're moving in a net positive direction. We still have two
versions of gcc, but at least the old version is a *newer* old version.

(We could name it gcc-cuda if that makes people happier?)

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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