gnu make and gcc

Doug McIntyre merlyn at
Wed Nov 18 15:02:22 UTC 2015

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 08:57:30AM -0600, Will Senn wrote:
> Is it ok to install gnu make and gcc on FreeBSD 10.2? and is it safe to 
> do so? Or, will it cause confusion with the system provided toolset? I 
> am trying to build the simh PDP simulator on freebsd and the makefile is 
> a gnu makefile.

Sure, in addition to 'cc' and 'make', you'll have 'gcc' and 'gmake' if
you install those packages. GNU Make is almost always installed by me.
GCC not so much, you may want to try the clang 'cc' first to see if it'll
compile what you need first. 

BTW: simh is already a prebuilt package as well, not sure if with the
options you need.

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