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[Bug 363219] gcc advertises prerelease
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  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 05:20:15 -0600 (MDT)
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User rguenther@xxxxxxxxxx added comment

Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #12 from Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxxxxx> 2008-10-15
05:20:14 MDT ---
As there is no upstream version '4.3' this likely confuses scripts out in the
wild that parse gcc --version output. As there is no pressure for openSUSE I
do absolutely not want to go that way there.

Can you educate customers instead that prerelease != experimental?

gcc-4.4 (SUSE Linux) 4.4.0 20080905 (experimental) [trunk revision 140030]


gcc-4.3 (SUSE Linux) 4.3.3 20080915 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision

that said, as we tried to teach virtualbox not to parse gcc -dumpversion
(which prints 4.3), but gcc --version (which printed 4.3.x which is what they
expected) it would be strange to now also change that output to 4.3.
Which is why the original solution for SLE probably wasn't too a great idea

Ok, to fulfill this (IMHO silly) request I will change

gcc-4.3 (SUSE Linux) 4.3.3 20080915 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision


gcc-4.3 (SUSE Linux) 4.3.2 [gcc-4_3-branch revision 140371]

which should be good enough, as the former was also with additional patches


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