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Re: Ada files now checked in


On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Richard Kenner wrote:

> I know, but that's "nonstandard".  There is not supposed to be a different
> name for the driver program.  I have no idea why they chose to do it that
> way, but I don't feel it reasonable to clutter up the Makefile to support
> an incorrect and now obsolete packaging.

We should bear in mind RMS's comments in
<URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2000-11/msg00239.html>:

	Meanwhile, I have to wonder why running GNU Ada on a popular version
	of the GNU system needs the attention of a group outside the core
	developers of GNU Ada.  Supporting GNU/Linu ought to be one of the
	main priorities of the core group.

and <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2000-11/msg00271.html>:

	Making RPMs is not part of a GNU maintainer's duties.  Our preferred
	version of GNU/Linux is Debian, so we should give Debian developers
	full cooperation, but we normally don't tell GNU package maintainers
	that they themselves should make the Debian packages (though they can
	do that job too if they want to).

	However, Guerby's message suggested that there are other issues
	involved, that this is not just a matter of making packages.

Clearly CVS GCC ought to support bootstrapping via the packaged GNAT on
the FSF-preferred version of GNU/Linux.

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
jsm28@cam.ac.uk


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