[jkeating at redhat.com: Fedora 11 Mass Rebuild]

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Feb 19 12:53:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:24:29AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 03:34:47PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > >
> > >One of the reasons for this rebuild is the update to GCC 4.4. Mingw is
> > >still using GCC 4.3, so if this rebuild goes ahead, all the mingw packages
> > >will get rebuild with gcc-4.4 but mingw-gcc-4.3  This makes no sense. 
> > >
> > 
> > I guess I personally don't see why this is a problem, if the MinGW 
> > upstream is still on gcc 4.3.  Cross-compilers are like that.
> The source for our mingw-gcc RPM, is actually the official FSF gcc release
> code. We don't use the mingw distributed gcc tar.gz because all their 
> changes are now upstream. Our general goal in Fedora mingw is to have the
> mingw packages match the native versions. This is primarily so we don't
> have to mess around re-diffing patches for bug/security updates - we can
> just take all the patches from native RPM and apply them

I just built gcc 4.4.0-20090216 which is the same as the version that
Fedora is/will be using, using the same patches as Fedora.

So far it (the compiler) builds fine.

The real test will be what software breaks with the new compiler ...


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