GNU gcc package on dist. disk

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Apr 28 05:57:39 PDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 05:21:44AM -0700, Joseph Maxwell wrote:

> Is the gcc package from GNU to be found on any of the FreeBSD dist.
> disks?

gcc(1) is used as the system C, C++ compiler.  It's not supplied as a
separate package as such, but integrated into the system sources.  See
for instance:

ie. You get gcc as a standard part of what's install from disc1 or
from the mini-iso disk images.

Note that the version of gcc supplied depends on which version of the
OS you choose.  FreeBSD 4.x (either -STABLE or any of the recent
-RELEASE versions) comes with gcc 2.95.4, whereas FreeBSD-5.x comes
with gcc-3.2.2.

You can always install a more recent version of gcc from the ports
eg. ---
there are several version available in ports including the bleeding
edge gcc-3.3 development version.  See
for an explanation of how ports/packages work and how you can use them
to install software.

However, most ports / packages are not included in the FreeBSD iso
images available to download. If you purchase a 4xCD set from
FreeBSDMall or DaemonNews CDs 3 and 4 will consist of precompiled
packages you can install.



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