On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:04:54PM +0300, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
That was the opinion of Jakub Jelinek, one of the gcc maintainers.
But it stirred more conversation, the whole thread started at
I have reread it, gfortran developpers, in general didn't thought
that it should be version specific.
I agree with you that normally that shouldn't have any effect as
rebuilds of all packages take place when gfortran is upgraded, but given
that on RHEL 5.3 there are two versions of gfortran (the default 4.1
series and the tech preview, gcc43-gfortran, to be updated to
gcc44-gfortran in 5.4), this might have an effect.
That doesn't necessarily call for a versionned directory for %_fmoddir.
The %_fmoddir of the main compiler may still not be versionned.
It calls for a specific subdirectory for gcc43-gfortran .mod files,
though normally it should not be used by EPEL/RHEL packages. But this is
not really needed for packaging, it is something users could even set
on their own -- unless some packages require the tech preview, in that
case they should not use _fmoddir anyway.