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GNU Compiler Collection 6 Removed from Tumbleweed

October 19th, 2017 by

Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week and the Open Build Service is warming up after last weekend’s scheduled power outage.

Since the power interruption, OBS has been running a little slower, but that didn’t stop the developers from getting out snapshots of new software.

The latest snapshot, 20171017, made a significant change regarding the GNU Compiler Collection; GCC 6 is no longer available in Tumbleweed. A patch for the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures deemed KRACK or CVE-2017-15361 also made its way into Tumbleweed. The cross-platform library Simple DirectMedia Layer, which is designed to make it easy to write multimedia software, such as games and emulators, added support for many game controllers, including the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with the update to SDL2 2.0.6. The update for gutenprint 5.2.13 added support for two Epson Inkjet printers and corrected a mis-defined paper type that collided with standard A4 paper.

Snapshot 20171013 brought a new bubblewrap 0.2.0 version, which improved compatibility with older software. Tumbleweed users who choose the btrfs as their filesystem will be happy to see  a fix to a potentially lost sync if subvolumes are from different filesystem with btrfsprogs 4.13.2. The update to gnome-builder 3.26.1 fixed an error propagation when loading git repositories. Several libraries were updated in the  snapshot including an improvement for Chinese characters with libpinyin 2.1.0. Krita’s new 3.3.1 version fixed a memory leak in the color selectors and improve the look and feel of dragging and dropping layers. Qemu 2.10.1 added dependencies on ovmf (uefi) for the qemu-x86 and qemu-arm packages as well as fixed a migration issue on the s390 architecture. Wireshark fixed some minor CVEs with the the 2.4.2 version.

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2 Responses to “GNU Compiler Collection 6 Removed from Tumbleweed”

  1. Georg Schukat

    gcc6 gone makes CUDA again impossible on Tumbleweed … Oh no!

    The gcc compilers which come with TW had been a “no go problem” all the time with CUDA 8.0

    Just a month ago CUDA 9 was made available by NVIDIA. It comes with g++-6 support, but gcc-7 is not supported at all. So we had a short time frame where we could use CUDA on TW.
    Not any more.
    Is there any option to get gcc6 back into my TW installation?

  2. Georg Schukat

    found that the devel gcc repo at https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/gcc/openSUSE_Factory/

    provides a gcc/g++ 6.4.1 collection which can be installed on the current TW. With it CUDA 9 samples can be compiled.

    Will this gcc package remain?