Bug#779016: clang-3.7: offer alternatives for clang (and related tools, respectively)

Stephan Beyer stephan.beyer at uni-osnabrueck.de
Mon Feb 23 09:40:59 UTC 2015

Package: clang-3.7
Version: 1:3.7~svn227076-1
Severity: wishlist


I wonder why the clang-3.x tools do not offer alternatives (in terms
of "update-alternatives") so that the user can specify which version
to use by default. Installing "clang" defines clang-3.5 to be used.
That's why I only installed clang-3.7 and started a script [1] that
installs all alternatives.

This also makes it easier to use features like the address sanitizer
that uses llvm-symbolizer (see the comment in [1]).

 1. https://gist.github.com/sbeyer/d938fe616220885b034a

  Stephan Beyer

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages clang-3.7 depends on:
ii  binutils                 2.25-4
ii  libc6                    2.19-15
ii  libc6-dev                2.19-15
ii  libclang-common-3.7-dev  1:3.7~svn227076-1
ii  libclang1-3.7            1:3.7~svn227076-1
ii  libedit2                 3.1-20140620-2
ii  libffi6                  3.1-2+b2
ii  libgcc-4.9-dev           4.9.2-10
ii  libgcc1                  1:4.9.2-10
ii  libllvm3.7               1:3.7~svn227076-1
ii  libobjc-4.9-dev          4.9.2-10
ii  libstdc++-4.9-dev        4.9.2-10
ii  libstdc++6               4.9.2-10
ii  libtinfo5                5.9+20140913-1+b1
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

Versions of packages clang-3.7 recommends:
ii  llvm-3.7-dev  1:3.7~svn227076-1
ii  python        2.7.8-3

Versions of packages clang-3.7 suggests:
ii  clang-3.7-doc  1:3.7~svn227076-1
pn  gnustep        <none>
pn  gnustep-devel  <none>

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