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State of gcc 2.95 use in Debian unstable

From: Thiemo Seufer
Subject: State of gcc 2.95 use in Debian unstable
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 18:00:06 +0100
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Hello All,

while preparing an upload of gcc-2.95 which fixes its worst problems
I wondered how many users of it are actually left. 9 packages in
unstable still declare a build dependency on gcc-2.95 or g++-2.95,
this makes it IMHO a plausible release goal to get rid of 2.95
maintenance for etch.

The appended list gives a short overview of what needs to be done
to achieve this. Please tell me if I missed or misunderstood something.


Unacknowledged NMU for > one year, FTBFS for > 200 days, either update
or remove:

   Bao C. Ha <bao@debian.org>
      cursel            Build-Depends: gcc-2.95

Sparc bootloader, needs update:

   Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
      silo              Build-Depends: gcc-2.95

Obsolete according to #debian-hurd, no request for removal filed yet:

   GNU Hurd Maintainers <bug-hurd@gnu.org>
      gnumach1          Build-Depends: gcc-2.95

Replacement (2.6 Kernel) in the works, should be removed once 2.6 is
stable enough:

   Christian T. Steigies <cts@debian.org>
      kernel-image-2.4.27-m68k          Build-Depends: gcc-2.95
      kernel-patch-2.4.27-m68k          Build-Depends-Indep: gcc-2.95

Openfirmware emulator/replacement(?), powerpc specific, needs update:

   Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>
      openhackware      Build-Depends-Indep: gcc-2.95

Unacknowledged NMU for > one year, either update or remove:

   Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@debian.org>
      gccchecker        Build-Depends: gcc-2.95

Erraneous build dependency, should get fixed in the next upload, #336564:

   Robin Verduijn <robin@debian.org>
      mcvs              Build-Depends: gcc-2.95 [mips mipsel]

Malloc debugging, #285685 suggests it is broken for > 300 days now,
either update or remove:

   Steve M. Robbins <smr@debian.org>
      ccmalloc          Build-Depends: g++-2.95 [alpha arm i386 m68k mips 
mipsel powerpc s390 sparc]

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