[maemo-users] Need C++ Compiler

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Thu Jul 24 05:50:30 EEST 2008
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 04:59:01PM +0100, Matt Emson wrote:
> Dr. Nicholas Shaw wrote:
> As Maemo doesn't use C++ that much (if at all?) you can probably use the 
> gcc/g++ from Bora - however, libc and such will probably be an issue. I 
> did have a go at getting it to work, but apt-get goes into a mad 
> dependency spiral and kills the OS trying to downgrade the system to an 
> earlier libC...

I ran into a mad dependency spiral trying to upgrade Debian sarge 
directly to Debian lenny this week.  It was a matter of having no good 
stepping stone between old kernel+old libc and new kernel+new 
libc.  Apparently if they get too far apart (and they do during an 
upgrade even if you ask for them to be done all at once) they won't 
work, and so the dependencies prevent that.

Not to mention that lots of other code seems to depend on specific 
versions of libc.

That wsa on Debian.  I imagine things may be worse on maemo.

-- hendrik

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