gcc42 fails to build with texinfo 4.11

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Sep 30 23:48:17 PDT 2007

On Sep 30, 2007, at 20:36, Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> On 2007-10-01 10:59:48 +1000, Boey Maun Suang wrote:
>> I can confirm that I get the same problem trying to build  
>> port:gcc41.  I
>> haven't the time to read the upstream mailing list just now  
>> (thanks for the
>> link), but, assuming that this is considered a bug in Texinfo that  
>> will be
>> fixed, I'd suggest downgrading if the GCC maintainers don't intend  
>> to apply
>> patches to older GCC release lines.
> This is not a bug in texinfo, but in gcc's configure.ac file, which
> assumes that texinfo 4.11 is older than texinfo 4.4 (their regexp is
> buggy). The only way to fix the problem on the texinfo side would be
> to release texinfo 5.0.

In that case, whatever patches the gcc team has developed upstream  
should be applied to the existing gcc ports, until new releases of  
those gcc versions are made.

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