gnu make and gcc

Will Senn will.senn at
Wed Nov 18 18:58:10 UTC 2015

On 11/18/15 9:02 AM, Doug McIntyre wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for pointing out that it could be enough to just use gmake. I was 
wondering how much of the toolchain I could get away with if I went that 
route. First, I'm going to try the port.



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