| From: conor at discuskeeping.com
| Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:22:41 +0000
| I have this customer who wishes to compile gcc4.11 [ ... ]
| Can anyone tell me [ why ] there would be a need to do so?
what is the customer's business? e.g., a software
development shop could easily have reasons for wanting
to try a different compiler/version.
| I cannot see one.
| Surely he would have to also re-compile glibc and stuff, non?
but you'd want to install install gcc4.11 in parallel
(NOT as a replacement) for whatever gcc the distro
ships with --- first, 'cuz it ain't the compiler
the distro (or you?) support; and second, 'cuz
you could easily have updating/upgrading problems
compiling gcc can take a lot of time, and running
the test suite (highly recommended) a great deal
more, but building/testing/installing (in parallel)
it (or gcc4.10, at least, which I recently built
and installed) is straightforward.
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