On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 09:36:02AM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 02:57:52PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > Ports lang/gcc43, 44 and 45 fail to build on 8.0-beta2 ia64:
> > http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=40959
> > 
> > I know they build fine on 6.4-stable alpha, but what about sparc64?
> > amd64? mips?
> You can check things like this using the Ports Monitoring tool:
> http://portsmon.freebsd.org/portoverview.py?category=lang&portname=gcc4&wildcard=yes
> According to that, for 8.0:
>  - gcc4* are set to "not for ia64".  From a commit log for gcc43/Makefile:
>     Add ia64 to NOT_FOR_ARCHS.  This has been broken for ages, it is not clear
>     whether it is our kernel/userland, the hardware, or something else at 
> fault
>     and nobody on our side nor upstream seems to have any interest.

yes, I understand.. Unfortunately a FBSD system without gcc4x is of little
use to me, because I need fortran OMP compiler, and many other ports
which depend on gcc4x.

I wonder if they work under ia64 linux?

> amd64, i386, and sparc64.  Although we have some ia64 machines, the last
> time I tried to upgrade them I had trouble.  We do not yet have any arm,

I volunteer to build gcc4x ports on my rx2600 SMP ia64 current.

> mips, or powerpc machines.  Our alphas have been deinstalled (sorry),
> after the alpha src code had fallen too far behind the main 3 archs, and
> no one was keeping it up.

yes, I gave up on alpha because of this.

> Unless a developer with specific interest in ia64 steps up to help,
> you may be out of luck.  Sorry.

well.. unfortunately I've no relevant skills to offer, only testing.

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
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