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Re: Question about gcc-mingw package renaming

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 04:03:52PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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.

Uh, I see.  Yes, a simple package name is ok, of course.  And in this
case I agree with gcc-mingw.


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