Could we have support for D in upcomming Fedora's gcc RPM?

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at
Fri May 11 04:33:12 PDT 2007

Anders F Björklund wrote:

> Dejan Lekic wrote:
>> Anders, what I would like to have is a replacement of the Fedora's
>> GCC RPM with D language enabled. It would probably be in the gcc-d
>> RPM package...
> I had my packages build two: one gdc that was self-contained, and one
> gcc-d package that matched the gcc-c++ in that it added to the gcc RPM.
> (same software, just different packaging, between the two subpackages)
> I usually keep my system "gcc" package installed either way, then maybe
> mix it with a "gcc-d" built for the same version of GCC and hope for the
> best. (This is what we used to do for Mac OS X, before it was supported)
> Or I install the offical "gdc" version, usually helps when bugreporting.
>> I dared not to build GCC manually, and replace system's GCC with new
>> one - have you tried it? - If the system is still stable I will most
>> likely do that, and when I have enough time I'll go into hacking the
>> original, Fedora's SPEC file and include support for making a GCC-D
>> package... I have already tried it, but did not put lot of effort in
>> it - there are ~50 patches in that RPM and some D patches collide
>> with those in Fedora's GCC package...
> Yes, that's why I didn't use the Fedora-patched system compiler either.
> The Ubuntu system compiler is even more fun, think I counted 10k lines
> of scripts and patches in the package manager additions for GCC there.
>> Sure, if I succeed I'll send a post here. :D Cheers!
> My old complex and evolutionized RPM spec:
> (builds a complete GCC)
> The new (less complex) RPM spec lives at:
> (only does GDC)
> --anders

I'm really looking forward to loosing this: --disable-shared.  I want to
build python extensions with PyD, but that can't happen without the ability
to build shared objs, which need to be linked with shared D core libs (at
least, on x86_64).

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