gnu make and gcc

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Nov 18 16:04:29 UTC 2015

On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:57:30 -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?

Yes, there are ports for both which you can install. For GCC,
the binary will be called gcc or gccXY (where XY is the version),
and GNU make will be called gmake. It will not conflict with
system tools.

> I 
> am trying to build the simh PDP simulator on freebsd and the makefile is 
> a gnu makefile.

You should be able to use SimH included in the ports collection,
which is fully compatible with FreeBSD's ports infrastructure
(so "make install" will work - and install every dependency needed
to do so). Or install via pkg. :-)

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