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has caused the Debian Bug report #883853,
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Source: gcc-7-cross

(this applies to gcc-*-cross, I was unsure where to file it)

Currently all the binaries of all -cross packages have a version suffix.

For gcc it looks like this:
gcc-7-aarch64-linux-gnu: /usr/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc-7
gcc-5-aarch64-linux-gnu: /usr/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc-5

gcc-aarch64-linux-gnu then provides symlinks to the current default version:
/usr/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc -> aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc-7

Now, most build environments provide a way to set a prefix for the toolchain to use. Like the kernel:
CROSS_COMPILE=/usr/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu- make something

That works fine for debian's default gcc version, but doesn't when you want to use another version. While some build environments allow a way to set a suffix too, they generally do not. Setting just a prefix seems like the established way.

A dedicated directory with binaries/symlinks without version suffix would fix this, like:

Please consider providing it!


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Version: 30+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package gcc-7-cross 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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