gfortran and g77

Ben Gamari bgamari.foss at
Tue Dec 8 21:39:15 UTC 2009

It seems that as of gcc-4 (or on the Ubuntu timeline, Intrepid), g77 has
been superseded by gfortran. Unfortunately, it seems that the gfortran
packaging was not updated to account for this fact: gfortran does not
provide an alternative for f77. I believe this should not be the case,
as according to reliable sources[1], gfortran should now be a drop-in
alternative to g77 in most cases. I've opened a launchpad bug
(LP #494209 [2]) for this issue. Hope things are going well,

- Ben


More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list