Debian Bug report logs - #337558
RM: gccchecker -- RoM; dead upstream; only works with gcc 2.95; valgrind provides better functionality

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Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 00:03:07 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Ben Pfaff <>
Subject: please remove gccchecker package
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 15:52:34 -0800
Severity: normal

Please remove the gccchecker package, for several reasons:

        * It works only with GCC 2.95, not with any earlier or
          later version.  It requires compiler support that was
          added in 2.95 and has been removed from later
          versions.  It seems unlikely that support will be
          restored in any later version.

        * valgrind provides all the features of Checker, without
          the need to recompile programs and (especially) to
          write a stub for every library function.

        * Upstream development has been stalled since 2000 or

        * As far as I know, no one is actively using Checker.

        * C++ support has never worked properly.

        * gccchecker dependencies are blocking the removal of
          libgd-gif, which is otherwise not used by any other
          package (according to Martin Michlmayr

I am an upstream co-maintainer of Checker, but I've done no work
on it or the Debian package in a long time.
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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#337558: fixed
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 10:19:35 -0800
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

gccchecker | | source, i386

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
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it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
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