[SM-Discuss] gcc 4.0.1 complaints
Sergey A. Lipnevich
sergey at sourcemage.org
Mon Mar 27 11:17:15 EST 2006
David Kowis wrote:
> Those are three spells that I've encountered that don't build in gcc4
> most notably of which is postgresql. I'm glad I didn't simply do a
> sorcery system-update on my fileserver before testing all this. I'd have
> ended up with a useless website as I would have no postgresql. This is a
Why? If the spells don't build, they don't get installed. You would have
a perfectly running PostgreSQL unless its dependencies changed major
versions, and that's a different story. I have actually made a grimoire
on one of production systems to have GCC 4 right away, so that I don't
have to migrate later, and it's running PorsgreSQL 8.1 :-).
> big problem. Surely some cast testing could've been done to ensure that
> fixes could've been written before this made it into test.
You said that yourself: it's a test grimoire. It's there so we can
/find/ the bugs above in case developers missed them, isn't it?
> I'm not sure what testing process went into making sure gcc4 was ready
> for the mainstream set of users. It needs to include casting all spells.
It's been stuck in devel grimoire for ages. Many spells changed multiple
versions during this time. I'm actually very happy we finally have GCC 4
in test grimoire.
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