fre 2010-03-19 klockan 05:13 -0500 skrev Dale: > Because, when I installed gcc 4.3, I could then unmerge the old gcc. > That's why I didn't complain about that. With python, we still have to > have the current version plus the new version which is not being used at > all. >
That was if you did not use qemu that did *not* compile or run with a gcc never then gcc-3 for a couple of years... Also search for "gcc-porting" in b.g.o and guess what: there are many packages that fits this description for gcc, qemu was just a special case since for it it actually took YEARS before upstream released a version that worked with gcc-4, most other packages is often easier to patch (since it is mostly compile-time brokenness related to headers or other "small" fixes) and our awesome toolchain guys helps fixing it up before it hits ~arch.