GNU gcc package on dist. disk
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
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.
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
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
You can always install a more recent version of gcc from the ports
eg. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/url.cgi?ports/lang/gcc32/pkg-descr ---
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.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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