View Full Version : How to Update GCC?

March 28th, 2005, 02:29 PM
I currently have gcc version 3.3.4. I have read that the latest version is 3.4.3 at:


I have found a installtion guide at:

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??

March 28th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Upgrade to Hoary that currently is running version 4

March 28th, 2005, 02:59 PM
Well I would like to stay with Warty, and would also like to know in general how to update the gcc compiler

March 28th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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.