Several version of gcc

Peter Boosten peter at
Sun Jul 29 17:08:23 UTC 2007

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 12:41:50PM +0200, Peter Boosten wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Next to the standard gcc there seem to be two others on my system,
>> installed as dependencies for other packages.
>> These are gcc_4.1.3 and gcc_4.2.1, both with a date behind there name.
>> Since these packages seem to be updated daily (at least once a week) and
>> updating these packages take forever, this is becoming quite a burden.
>> Is there any smart setting in /etc/make.conf that keeps my system from
>> eanting to update these?
> I think portupgrade uses HOLD_PKGS, check the docs.  Or you could just
> delete them if they are unused, they were probably used at some point
> to compile something but may be no longer required.


Thanks for your answer. I did some digging and it turned out that those
two different versions of gcc were required by 4 gnustep thingies, and
they were required by a program I never used (or tried just once).

So I deleted all 7 and now I'm happy :-)


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