Bug 161537 - No compat-gcc-3.4 for FC4
Summary: No compat-gcc-3.4 for FC4
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compat-gcc
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2005-06-24 02:10 UTC by John Ellson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-24 19:11:24 UTC
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Description John Ellson 2005-06-24 02:10:56 UTC
Description of problem:
The latest update to gcc on FC3 was to gcc-3.4.3-22.fc3.i386.rpm
There should be a compat-gcc-3.4 for FC4 to mainatain capabilities for
developers (particularly for C++).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
compat-gcc-3.4.3-22.fc4.i386.rpm (is needed)

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2005-06-24 19:11:24 UTC
Fedora Core can't include too many compilers, there were many packages dropped
from Core already to Extras for size reasons.  If anywhere, the extra compilers
would belong to Extras, if anybody volunteers to maintain them.

FC4 includes 3.2.3-RH compat-gcc on purpose.  GCC 3.4.3-RH is ABI compatible
with GCC 4.0.0-RH and uses (almost) the same C++ parser (recursive decent parser,
not very permissive for non-compliant C++ source), while GCC 3.2.3-RH (and 3.3.x)
included a different parser, much more permissive etc. and 3.2.3-RH is ABI
incompatible with 3.4.3/4.0.0.

Of course there are some differences between 3.4.x and 4.0.x parser, but they
are fairly minor.  The major difference between 3.4.x and 4.0.x is in the
compiler middle-end, but that does not justify including 3.4.3 in FC4.

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