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Bug 385761

Summary: dev-util/colorgcc: please submit gentoo patches to upstream at github
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Denilson Sá Maia <denilsonsa>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Shell Tools project <shell-tools>
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Denilson Sá Maia 2011-10-05 17:33:07 UTC
By looking at the colorgcc homepage:
We can see it's now also hosted at GitHub:
This github repo seems active, with patches being applied this year (2011), as well as a few forks (one of them applied patches from Ubuntu, which added g77 and gcj).

Anyway, my suggestion is to get the Gentoo patches (which are from 2003/2009) and push them upstream. The Gentoo solution seems great because it allows colorgcc to work with whatever name the gcc compiler has.

In my case, Gentoo colorgcc works with "avr-gcc" directly out of the box, which is impossible (or more difficult) with vanilla version, because that name is not officially supported.

By the way, I believe upstream would prefer bug 234166 fixed before accepting the patches.
Comment 1 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2011-10-05 17:38:50 UTC
It is rather unmaintained in Gentoo, care to help?
Comment 2 Denilson Sá Maia 2011-10-05 18:34:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> It is rather unmaintained in Gentoo, care to help?

Just submitted a patch to that other bug. Anything else that I might help? (bear with me as I'm not familiar with Perl code)
Comment 3 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2015-08-24 16:28:41 UTC
* commit 3d0f4af
| Author: Patrice Clement <>
| Date:   Mon Aug 24 17:13:19 2015 +0000
|     dev-util/colorgcc: EAPI 5 bump. Update HOMEPAGE and fixes bug 385761.
|     Package-Manager: portage-2.2.18
|     Signed-off-by: Patrice Clement <>
|  create mode 100644 dev-util/colorgcc/colorgcc-1.3.2-r6.ebuild