On 15/04/18 01:42, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sat, 2018-04-14 at 02:11 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> On Sat, 2018-04-14 at 01:57 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I've pushed my version to:
>>> https://people.debian.org/~benh/packages/wheezy-security/
>>> I believe this builds the right set of binary packages, and the files
>>> contained in them match the binaries built from 4.9.2-10+deb8u1 with a
>>> few exceptions that seem to make sense.
>>> I'm not sure whether the packages all work.  There are some new test
>>> failures (I'm comparing with the build log for 4.9.2-10+b1).  Some of
>>> these may be due to bugs in library packages built from gcc-4.7.  I
>>> don't know how much effort we should put into investigating these.
>> [...]
>> Wonderful, they're not even installable:
>> dpkg: regarding .../gcc-4.9-base_4.9.2-10+deb7u1_amd64.deb containing
>> gcc-4.9-base:amd64:
>>  gcc-4.9-base breaks gcc-4.7-base (<< 4.7.3)
>>   gcc-4.7-base:amd64 (version 4.7.2-5) is present and installed.
>> I'll try again.
> The way I've tweaked the gcc-4.9 package is just not going to work. 
> For example, libgcc1 built from gcc-4.9 has symbols that libgcc1 built
> from gcc-4.7 does not.  But we can't replace the latter.
> So now I'm looking at how gcc-mozilla works, because that does
> essentially what we need.

If you let me know when you have test packages, I can rebuild and test
firefox-esr and thunderbird against 4.9, as those are the only build-rdeps of


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