GCC 4.2.1 removal before 12.0 branch
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.
I presume that this won't make it for 12.0, so perhaps the "blocks" attribute should be cleared?
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.
Warner posted a timeline for GCC 4.2.1 removal at https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2019-August/019674.html
Add the libssp removal exp-run (currently failing) as a reminder to get rid of it.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Thu Nov 7 19:37:26 UTC 2019
New revision: 354468
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
PR: 228919, 233405, 236839, 239851
Scheduled for 2020-02-29
Code review: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D23124