Bug 228919 - GCC 4.2.1 removal
Summary: GCC 4.2.1 removal
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: John Baldwin
URL: https://wiki.freebsd.org/ExternalGCC
Keywords:
Depends on: 229348 233361 233405 239851 241134 233362 233751
Blocks: 233094
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Reported: 2018-06-12 08:47 UTC by Rodney W. Grimes
Modified: 2019-11-07 19:37 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Rodney W. Grimes freebsd_committer 2018-06-12 08:47:49 UTC
GCC 4.2.1 removal before 12.0 branch
Comment 1 John Baldwin freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-06-13 00:50:04 UTC
Outright removal might be hard to pull off, but I do hope to have at least one current 4.2.1 architecture migrated to external GCC instead for 12.0 (if not more than one).

I wrote some notes about this today at the indicated URL.
Comment 2 Mark Johnston freebsd_committer 2018-10-09 15:11:00 UTC
I presume that this won't make it for 12.0, so perhaps the "blocks" attribute should be cleared?
Comment 3 John Baldwin freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-10-10 00:18:27 UTC
Yeah, I have a lingering issue I haven't debugged in base/gcc that causes --sysroot to still find libraries in /usr/lib that I haven't run to ground.
Comment 4 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2019-08-14 13:04:48 UTC
Warner posted a timeline for GCC 4.2.1 removal at https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2019-August/019674.html
Comment 5 Pedro F. Giffuni freebsd_committer 2019-08-15 15:49:37 UTC
Add the libssp removal exp-run (currently failing) as a reminder to get rid of it.
Comment 6 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2019-11-07 19:37:56 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: emaste
Date: Thu Nov  7 19:37:26 UTC 2019
New revision: 354468
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/354468

Log:
  arch.7: claim 12.x as the last architecture with sparc64 support

  GCC 4.2.1 is being removed before FreeBSD 13, as are some other
  components required by FreeBSD/sparc64.  Contemporary GCC does not build
  and there is currently no indication that anyone is going to address
  these issues.

  PR:		228919, 233405, 236839, 239851

Changes:
  head/share/man/man7/arch.7