On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 05:23:32PM -0800, Joe Kelsey wrote:
> It is plain that many people will want to be able to install a version
> of gcc that is officially supported and that also includes *all* of the
> standard platforms that come as part of the gcc release.

You do realize that means Ada for 3.1 don't you?  Pascal in the the works.
Also that means bringing in Chill also for 2.95 and later.

> What is so wrong with being able to specify a compilation flag that says
> "install all of the extra bits that come with gcc".

1.  They are not needed by the base system, nor are the part of a
    traditional BSD system.
2.  What is so hard with installing the port.  No one has answered *THAT*
    question yet.
3.  Are you going to maintain them?  If we did do this work and allowed
    people to optinally install gjc and Ada, I bet only 5% would do so
    (other than the initial turning it on just to see what the compilers
    looked like).

> I agree that installing the entire gcc chain is overkill for many small
> sites, but if you have the horsepower, you can choose appropriate points
> in the release cycle where you want to install the entire compiler suite
> (say right after a major release) and set the appropriate flag *at that
> time* to get the bits you want.
> Or, it could be a predefined package available for installation that
> puts all of the compilers in the same place as the standard gcc/g++,
> i.e., /usr instead of /usr/local.

Again, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM you are trying to solve?  Just laziness of not
being willing to type ``pkg_add -r gcc30'' or ``pkg_add -r gcc31''?


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