Transitioning the archive to gcc5 by default

Registered by Steve Langasek on 2015-07-13

The new version of gcc5 brings a new C++ ABI (libstdc++) that requires coordinated rebuilds of large portions of the archive.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Steve Langasek
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Steve Langasek
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Matthias Klose
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
Accepted for wily
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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List of gcc5 transition bugs in Debian: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=libstdc%2B%2B-cxx11;<email address hidden>

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Work Items

Work items:
Remove build-dependency on g++-4.9 from phone stack packages: INPROGRESS
Test rebuild of all C++ library packages to detect possible ABI changes: DONE
[vorlon] Create silo for transitioning all affected C++ libraries as a group: DONE
[adconrad] configure the transition tracker chroot to look at this silo: TODO
stage package name changes for all affected libraries in the silo: TODO
upload all packages depending on the affected libraries to the silo: TODO
resolve all uninstallable packages with bugfixes or removals: TODO
keep all packages in the silo up to date until the end of the world: TODO
publish silo to wily-proposed: TODO

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