How to manually compile on FreeBSD 10.x
odhiambo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 14:21:48 UTC 2014
On 3 December 2014 at 17:09, Julien Cigar <jcigar at ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 04:57:58PM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> > Hi Mehmet,
> > You perhaps did not understand my question or I wasn't clear.
> > On previous versions of FreeBSD, issues with compilers have never been an
> > issue. However from FreeBSD 10, a lot has changed and it appears someone
> > needs to manually install a compiler.
> GCC has been removed from BASE in FreeBSD 10+ (and replaced by CLANG)
> > I went around my problem by:
> > cd /usr/bin
> > ln -s clang++ gcc
> that's a very bad idea.. You should install gcc from ports or force
> CXX=clang++ in the Makefile (or in the env).
> also I don't understand why you're not using the port (mail/exim) ?
That very bad idea came from
There is also the option to install gcc from the ports, but I went for the
shortcut of symlink because of obvious reasons - not knowing what is the
So I have done away with the symlink.
[root at admin ~/Exim/exim-4.85_RC2]# export CXX=clang++ (I even added it to
[root at admin ~/Exim/exim-4.85_RC2]# make
`Makefile' is up to date.
make: exec(gcc) failed (No such file or directory)
*** Error code 1
make: stopped in /root/Exim/exim-4.85_RC2/build-FreeBSD-i386
*** Error code 1
make: stopped in /root/Exim/exim-4.85_RC2
[root at admin ~/Exim/exim-4.85_RC2]#
The reason I am not using the port is because I want to test the current
version of Exim.
What is the best way to handle this? Step-by-step please.
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