Bugs introduced in GCC?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 16:10:49 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 6:45 PM, Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.us> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 18:18 -0400, Andrew wrote:
>> > Are the statements below true?
>> > Is the Ubuntu patch really 5 MB?
>> > If so, what is it meant to change?
>> The diff  of the current gcc in Intrepid ,as found here [1], seems to
>> only be 672 KB
>> gcc-4.2.3's [2] seems to be 1.1 MB
> You're looking at the compressed size.  Uncompressed, this diff is
> actually 5.2M.  About 4M of that is patches to GCC itself (the rest is
> patches for the Debian packaging files).
> There are 138 individual patches in that 4M.  Not sure where they came
> from.
> Looks like this was reported on Launchpad a week ago:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gcc-4.2/+bug/256797
> and it was confirmed, but there's been no other response.

While there is the possibility that it was a patch forwarded from
Debian, a friend just tested it with Debian's 4.1.2 and got a 0.  I
can't find a Debian 4.2.3 deb anywhere to try that with though.  I can
try 4.2.4 tonight.

Mackenzie Morgan
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