can't install/compile gcc-3.2
skluth at mppmu.mpg.de
Wed Sep 29 09:25:49 UTC 2004
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 10:42:43AM +0200, Stefan Kluth wrote:
> > I seem to be finding the wholes in universe ... The background is that I
> > am investigating ubuntu as a distro for our lab (>100 users, heavy
> > scientific use and code development) and being able to have several
> > versions of gcc is important for us. So I try
> Being able to have several versions, or having specific versions?
The former, perhaps also the latter.
> Is there particular value for you in version 3.2? The default gcc that
> we provide (3.3) is on the whole superior to 3.2 and compatible with it.
Our collaboration has managed to write C++ code which compiles with
gcc/g++ 3.2 but not with 3.3 and it requires a fair amount of work to make
the transition. For the moment gcc-3.2 is a requirement for us, but it is
ok if it comes without direct support from universe. Since gcc-3.2 (and
several other versions) are in debian/unstable I would have thought these
also appear in ubuntu/universe, unless they don't build. Is this the
case, or do you keep e.g. gcc-3.2 out of ubuntu/universe on purpose?
> > Now I am stuck trying the "official" procedure to build gcc. I know I can
> > download a tarball and build directly, but that defeats the purpose of
> > using a decent distro.
> gcc is by nature inconvenient to bootstrap, requiring compilers in order to
> be built. You can probably bootstrap gcc-3.2 using gcc-3.3 if you truly
> need it.
Do you know how to do this, or have a pointer to the "debian way" of
bootstrapping a version of gcc? I am confident that there is way using
apt-get, dpkg and Co. to accomplish this.
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