F21 System Wide Change: GCC49
jreznik at redhat.com
Mon Mar 31 12:56:49 UTC 2014
= Proposed System Wide Change: GCC49 =
Change owner(s): Jakub Jelínek <jakub at redhat.com >
Switch GCC in Fedora 21 to 4.9.x, rebuild all packages with it.
== Detailed Description ==
GCC 4.9.0 is currently in stage4, in prerelease state with only regression
bugfixes and documentation fixes allowed. The release will happen probably in
the first half of April. Marek Polacek has performed a test mass rebuild on
x86_64 with gcc-4.9.0-0.*.fc21, most packages have built successfully, others
have failed to rebuild also with gcc 4.8.x, for the remaining packages most of
the needed changes are now tracked in  or, if it were bugs on the gcc side,
have been fixed in the mean time. GCC 4.9.0 prereleases have so far been built
as scratch packages,  (and similarly for ppc* and s390* secondary
architectures). Other distributions have performed test mass rebuilds on other
architectures (i?86, s390x, arm).
== Scope ==
All packages should be rebuilt with the new gcc once it hits f21.
* Proposal owners: Build gcc in f21, rebuild packages that have direct
dependencies on exact gcc version (libtool, llvm, gcc-python-plugin).
* Other developers: First few days/weeks just voluntary rebuilds using the new
system gcc, if things fail, look at http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.9/porting_to.html
and fix bugs in packages or, if there is a gcc bug or suspected gcc bug,
analyze and report.
* Release engineering: Organize a mass rebuild
* Policies and guidelines: No policies need to be changed
Change Wrangler Note: Contingency Deadline is a bit vague "Before release" but
with GCC revert, distribution wide coordination would be needed with high
probability of slip. I'll open it for further discussion on list for
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