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    Debian switches to GCC 3.2 as default compiler
    Submitted by ametzler on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 – 09:09
    DebianRyan Murray posted some great news to debian-devel-announce yesterday. After long preparations and tests (and waiting for gcc to compile and work properly on m68k – Robot101) Debian has finally changed the default compiler (available as “gcc” and “g++”) to gcc 3.2 on all architectures in sid.

    Because gcc 3.2 changes the C++ ABI (you cannot link an application against two different C++ libraries, one compiled with gcc 2.95, the other compiled with gcc 3.2) the transition required careful preparations, and the change requires that the package maintainers follow the transition plan.

    Thanks to the gcc maintainers and all the other people who made this possible.

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    Subject: woody -> sid
    Author: elb
    Date: Thursday, 2003/01/09 – 12:50
    i’ve just wanted to upgrade from woody to sid, does this mean i should wait until transtition is complete? i don’t want my system to hang all the time…
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    Subject: woody upgrade
    Author: dale
    Date: Saturday, 2003/01/11 – 01:44
    I myself use sarge/testing I would recommend upgrading to that instead
    of sid/unstable.

    — Dale;

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    Subject: anyway.. go for the adventure
    Author: hokanomono
    Date: Friday, 2003/01/10 – 14:36
    I am not a debian developer, but…

    If you have some experience with your favorite apt frontend (I use aptitude), i don’t see any reason why upgrading to sid should be more troublesome now rather than usually, except for a possible waste of ‘bandwidth’ when upgrading to packages that will be outdated soon, anyway.

    Aptitude should care for everything, and, dpkg is not rpm! If aptitude cannot resolve conflicts in a way which satisfies you, just don’t press g. (also remember Crtl-_ is undo and you have a log in /var/log/aptitude)

    Generally, don’t upgrade too many packages at once.

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    Subject: take a little bit time
    Author: bausi
    Date: Thursday, 2003/01/09 – 13:10
    although I don’t believe that there will be greater problems, perhaps waiting some days won’t hurt. Especially with 3.2 we will have KDE 3.1 soon in Debian.
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