Update gcc?

René Ladan r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 10:35:24 UTC 2014

2014-02-25 10:57 GMT+01:00 LuKreme <kremels at kreme.com>:

> At the risk of starting a kerfuffle, is there any reason to update gcc on
> 8.4 or 9.2 from the GPLv2 version 4.2.1 to something more current?
> (I can think of many reasons *not* to, but they all have to do with
> writing code which I am not doing).
> I know 10.0 moves to clang (which is familiar to me since OS X changed to
> clang a while ago because of the GPLv3 issues), but I'm not ready to move
> to 10.0 and I know there are still issues with clang and that some packages
> still require gcc.
> You answered your own question ;) If you need a newer GCC, you can install
one from ports / packages: lang/gcc (currently 4.6) or lang/gcc4[6-9] for a
specific version.
After that set CC and CXX in /etc/make.conf to the newer GCC.


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