** Description changed:

  To mitigate Spectre Variant 2, gcc needs to have retpoline support
  (-mindirect-branch and -mfunction-return arguments on amd64 and i386).
  Packages with this will go into the proposed pockets but need to be
  published in the -security pockets for their respective releases.
+ Patches for gcc-4.8 were pulled from H.J. Lu's backport branch to 4.9,
+ available at https://github.com/hjl-tools/gcc/tree/hjl/indirect/gcc-
+ 4_9-branch/master . Upstream GCC does not seem to be applying patches to
+ anything older than the gcc-6-branch. H.J. Lu is the author of the
+ upstream retpoline commits as well.

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