GCC maintainer volunteer?

NightStrike nightstrike@gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 17:06:00 GMT 2013

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:04 AM, Yaakov
<yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:59:20 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Feb 27 21:29, JonY wrote:
>> > I'm worried that I might break gcc installs if I overlooked something
>> > obvious.
>> >
>> > The upload will be overwriting the .hint files, java and libffi are
>> > empty packages (I could not get java to build yet).
>> I'm not concerend about java (dum di dum), but why is libffi missing?
>> > I can't figure out
>> > how to pack the debuginfo package, it is always empty.
>> Yaakov might be able to help here.
> Working on it.
>> > Will you be able to rollback my uploads in case something does go wrong?
>> In theory, yes.  If you leave the dependencies in place for the "curr"
>> release, then the test release shouldn't interfere and testers will
>> have to care for the stuff themselves.  Let's assume for a start, that
>> downmloaders of a gcc test package know what they are doing.
>> Another way to distinguish the new gcc from the current on would be
>> perhaps to create a "gcc472" package set, distinct from the other gcc
>> packages.  It could install itself into /usr/local, just for the test
>> period.
>> Yeah, I know, I know, no official package should install into
>> /usr/local.  Maybe /opt would be fine for once, too.
> The only way to really test GCC is to throw a lot of software at it and
> see what breaks, and short of someone doing a mass rebuild, I'm not sure
> that will happen unless it goes stable quickly.  I volunteered to put
> 4.5 through its paces, but it remained in testing for so long that Ports
> almost ended up as a completely forked distro and it took me months to
> clean up the mess afterwards.
> Yaakov

Does cygwin have an automatic package building machinery thing like
Fedora?  Fedora does mass rebuilds with mingw-w64 often, for instance.

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