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Molle Bestefich wrote:
> I noticed that several users have commented with a relevant complaint:
> GCC-4.x is required by the ebuild, but no information is ever conveyed
> to the end user about this fact. The ebuild does not have a
> dependency on GCC-4.x.
No, it's not. gcc-3.4.x *is* required. That versions (or later) is
*stable* everywhere where xine-lib is stable.
> Try reading the bug - users are basically being shoved off with an
> arrogant silence and a stamp on their forehead saying INVALID.
> Nothing personal against Jakub Moc who probably has a lot to do, but
> the handling of relevant issues raised in the bugzilla is just
Dependency on a particular gcc version will solve exactly nothing.
Having that version installed doesn't mean you are really *using* it.
You won't be automagically switched to 3.4.x when upgrading from 3.3.x,
you won't be automatically switched to gcc 4.x when upgrading from 3.4.x
> What's the state of Portage and Gentoo in general? Is there not
> enough hands to do a proper job? Or is it just that none of the devs
> see what's wrong because bugs are wrongly being closed marked
> "INVALID" such as the above when they're in fact not?
How about the you finally upgrade your outdated gcc, as asked over and
over again? gcc-3.3.x is dead, unsupported upstream, we won't be fixing
any bugs there. Hard to understand? Apparently, I guess...
Thanks for your rant.
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