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Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:28:40 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: GCC 4.6.1

Hi Igmar,

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 14:10 +0200, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> I've packaged GCC 4.6.1 on OpenWall 3.0-stable from 2011/09/09 to an RPM. It seems to work, but attempts to compile the kernel have failed due to (known) issues.

We're working on gcc 4.6.1 in Owl-current.  Some packages are fixed to
be buildable under gcc 4.6.1, but not all of them.  Current list of
broken packages is as following:


If you have patched for them - please share.

> A libc / binutils upgrade doesn't seem to be needed at first sight, I'll see if I can recompile all sources.

IIRC, we need glib upgrade to enable -fstack-protector, it needs libc
support, which we don't currently have with old version of glibc.

But also we need glibc update before updating other packages/packetizing
new packages as the fixes to the build process of RPM may vary between
old and new glibc.  As we want to minimize future patching, we'll
upgrade glibc first.



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