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Re: Ada files now checked in
- To: Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>
- Subject: Re: Ada files now checked in
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk>
- Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 20:09:39 +0100 (BST)
- cc: <zack at codesourcery dot com>, <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
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
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.
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