Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124893
gcc34 package exists but no gcc34-objc package does
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
GCC 3.4 is included in Fedora Core (named gcc34), but there is no
component gcc34-objc Objective-C runtime (libobjc) for gcc34. I am
forced to use the gcc-objc (gcc v3.3.3) package which contains one
known major bug and is significantly inferior (and much slower) than
that of the libobjc which was released along with gcc 3.4.
Andrew Pinski, one of the two GCC libobjc maintainers, has verified
the above claims. I have daily contact with him. For what it's worth,
the current libobjc in GCC cvs is still 100% ABI compatible with gcc
3.3 or 3.4, according to Andrew, and it contains significant
improvements over the stock 3.4 libobjc.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install gcc34-objc. It doesn't exist.
This is on purpose. gcc34* packages were added to FC2 just because
a couple of Java packages needed 3.4 gcj and C/C++ are prerequisites
of Java. No other frontend has been added and ObjC was/will not be
FC3 will be built with GCC 3.4.