gnu make and gcc

Will Senn will.senn at
Wed Nov 18 18:56:32 UTC 2015

On 11/18/15 10:04 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.

Great to hear. I may just use the ports version of SimH, but I'm sure 
I'll run across the need again sometime.
>> 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. :-)

This didn't even occur to me to try. I guess I thought it was too far 
out in left field. I guess not. I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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