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Thread: How to Update GCC?

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    How to Update GCC?

    I currently have gcc version 3.3.4. I have read that the latest version is 3.4.3 at:

    http://www.gnu.org/software/gcc/

    I have found a installtion guide at:
    http://gcc.gnu.org/install/

    But that contains 6 rather comprehensive steps. Is it really necessary to understand all this just to upgrade gcc?

    Is there some simpler way to upgrade and still get all the necessary files??

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    Re: How to Update GCC?

    Upgrade to Hoary that currently is running version 4

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    Re: How to Update GCC?

    Well I would like to stay with Warty, and would also like to know in general how to update the gcc compiler

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    Re: How to Update GCC?

    GCC 3.4.x and 4.x break C++ ABI (binary compatibility) which means a complete system recompile....

    Changing a system-wide compiler is no joking matter -- it's a TON more serious than changing the kernel or X server!!


    You can "slot" a GCC 3.4 install -- I think "gcc-3.4" is in Universe for Warty and Hoary.
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