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[bug#30831] [PATCH] gnu: rust: Update rust from 1.22.1 release to 1.24.1

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: [bug#30831] [PATCH] gnu: rust: Update rust from 1.22.1 release to 1.24.1
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:56:11 +0100
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> Nikolai Merinov <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Actually there is two ways to achieve this:
>> 1. Constantly update bootsrap binaries version.
>> 2. For each new release create new package. As result we'll be able to
>> use old rust release to build each new rust release. E.g. we can use
>> 1.21.0 bootstrap binaries, then build 1.22.0 rust and use it to build
>> 1.23.0 rust and then use it to build 1.24.1 rust.
>> Which way is preferable? 
> Like I wrote, I would prefer option #2, so as to increase “binary
> diversity” and not rely on builds made by upstream.
> This obviously relates to <>.  Ricardo, what’s
> your take on this?

I agree.  In the long run, however, I’d prefer for Rust to be
bootstrapped through one of the alternative implementations.  Then we
don’t need to keep a long chain of older versions.

Currently, however, I don’t see a way around it.


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