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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: 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troublesome now rather than usually, except for a possible waste of ‘bandwidth’ when upgrading to packages that will be outdated soon, anyway.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: i’ll have to do this for the first time
    Author: elb
    Date: Friday, 2003/01/10 – 19:00
    actually, i haven’t done any upgrade yet – this is gonna be my first time 🙂 and as I said, i use woody now. the question is does it seem to be safer now or i’d better wait (how long?) until the trastition is complete? i mean, can it break some dependencies because of the fact that one package is compiled with 3.2.1 and another one was compiled with 2.95???
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