[Debian-haskell] getting gtk2hs to build on amd64
mdanish at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Mar 14 16:54:39 GMT 2008
gtk2hs packages currently do not have up-to-date versions in unstable
for amd64 because of a very small issue: they attempt to force the
usage of gcc-4.1 which will not work with GHC 6.8 on amd64. I have
successfully modified the rules file to use gcc-4.2 or 4.3 instead,
and compiled my own packages. I have not detected any ill effects
while developing with these gtk2hs packages.
There is a comment to the effect that "split-objs" doesn't work on
gcc-4.2 -- I've been assured that comment is now out of date.
I propose a minor change:
- # Do not use gcc-4.2 until it works:
- # Use gcc-4.1 until ghc/split-obj/gcc-4.2 work togehter
- configure_flags += --with-hcflags="-O -pgmc gcc-4.1"
+ configure_flags += --with-hcflags="-O -pgmc gcc-4.2"
I would prefer not to NMU this if either of you have the time to make
a proper upload. However, if not, I will probably go ahead and do so
This simple change would fix two high priority bugs: #463290, #461422.
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