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Re: Question about gcc-mingw package renaming
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 10:00:43PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 12:56:03PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> I agree with Chris here. IMO, gcc-mingw is a cross-compiler targeting the
>> "mingw architecture". I have seen packages on Linux named "gcc-<arch>",
>> so I think gcc-mingw is more appropriate (where "gcc" alone assumes
>> "gcc-cygwin", or even "gcc-i686-pc-cygwin").
>I agree partly. I don't think that the cross compiler for mingw should
>get an shortened name as "gcc-mingw" but only a full targeted name as
>"gcc-i686-pc-mingw32" as for any other cross compiler.
The files on disk do reflect that naming. I don't think there is any
reason to inflict it on the package name though.