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has caused the Debian Bug report #798029,
regarding Impossible to keep gcc-4.7 after upgrade to Debian Jessie
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Package: gcc-4.9-base
Version: 4.9.2-10

Debian bug 770025 added a "Breaks: gcc-4.7-base (< 4.7.3)" header to gcc-4.9, because it was found in bug 736607 (which relates to gcc-4.8) that the package manager would sometimes leave the system with an older-release version of gcc instead of using the version from Jessie (4.7.3 and up).

However, then Debian bug 765379 came around and gcc 4.7 was completely removed from Jessie.

As a result it is now impossible to keep gcc 4.7 installed on a Jessie system when upgrading from an earlier release, or to install the package from an older release, even though absolutely nothing would actually break as a result of this.

Since the original problem posed in bug 770025 (of the package manager failing to update gcc-4.7) has been fixed, I believe the "Breaks: gcc-4.7-base (<4.7.3)" clause should be removed from gcc-4.9 (and probably from gcc-4.8, too).
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Version: 4.9.4-2+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package gcc-4.9 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

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