Control: tags 811863 +patch
What broke the build is that gcc 6 changed the default C++ standard
from C++98 to C++14.
Not all valid C++98 code is also valid C++11 and C++14 code.
Note that this just changed the default, when told to process C++98 code
gcc 6 does not differ in any significant way from gcc 5.
Making the code compatible with C++14 would be the best possible
solution, but as a workaround it is possible to fix the build with
this change to tell gcc that this is C++98 code.
--- debian/rules.old 2016-10-15 15:35:54.000000000 +0000
+++ debian/rules 2016-10-15 15:36:40.000000000 +0000
@@ -1,5 +1,7 @@
+export DEB_CXXFLAGS_MAINT_APPEND = -std=gnu++98
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