[oi-dev] illumos-gcc and mpc/mpfr/gmp

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Tue Jan 24 18:25:20 UTC 2017

On Tue, 24 Jan 2017, Aurélien Larcher wrote:

> Hi,
> I am packaging GNU UPC right now for work and it requires mpc/mpfr/gmp.
> The issue at hand is that while we have packages for them, they are quite
> old and used by illumos-gcc.
> For each flavour of GCC in oi-userland we download and rebuild these
> libraries locally.
> Questions:
> - Should I compile locally these 3 libraries for GNU UPC?
> - Should illumos-gcc use its own version of these libraries?
> - Should we update our antiquated versions in oi-userland?

Sharing is good unless it causes harm so the third option seems 
preferable.  When I was building GCC myself under OpenIndiana for 
personal use, I believe that these libraries were shared by multiple 
GCC builds and I did not encounter a problem.

Bob Friesenhahn
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