[m-dev.] Mercury removed from Debian 3.0

Tyson Dowd trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Apr 16 16:15:45 AEST 2002

On 15-Apr-2002, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 15-Apr-2002, Tyson Dowd <trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > On 11-Apr-2002, Peter Schachte <schachte at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > > Just FYI, I just read an announcement that Mercury has been removed
> > > from the upcoming Debian 3.0 released.  It also says "These packages
> > > will get a brief chance to be reconsidered in the next few days, but
> > > don't bet too heavily on them making it."
> > > 
> > > Check out:
> > > 
> > > 	http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2002/debian-devel-announce-200204/msg00004.html
> > 
> > The issue is a missing line in a configuration file.  I've been either
> > sick or away for the last month, and haven't been notified that this was
> > was happening. 
> > 
> > I really don't care very much whether it is included or not, because I
> > suspect it will be a complete pain to maintain given the incompatibility
> > problems with new versions of gcc.
> BTW, the main gcc bug which broke things with gcc 3.0 is fixed in gcc 3.1.
> I've tested grade `asm_fast.gc' with gcc 3.1 pre-releases and it works fine.
> I think there may still be some problems with grade `asm_fast'.

I spent a bit of time looking into this, and gcc 2.95 is still shipping
with Debian 3.0 as the default gcc, so it won't be a complete pain. 

I uploaded a new version with the bug fixed yesterday, and the release
manager seemed to say there was a good chance it would make it into the

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