On Friday 23 June 2006 17:22, conor at discuskeeping.com wrote:
> Hey lads,
>> I have this customer who wishes to compile gcc4.11 (which is not a
> part of RHEL3 / 4, but I believe slated for RHEL5. 4.x anyway.
Hm. Well, I just built gcc 4.1.1 the other day for our RHEL4oid (centos)
systems at work Why? Because recent GCC's gfortran 90 support has been
getting pretty good, and our users write physics simulations, where
fortran is king.
I _doubt_ that's your customer's reason, but it's a perfectly legit
thing to do, and you can just install multiple versions in parallel
with different names (in fact RHEL4 includes gcc 4.0.something as
gcc4/g++4/gfortran, so I made my gcc 4.1.1 build the imaginative
> Surely he would have to also re-compile glibc and stuff, non?
Um. No. You might hit an obscure bug in RHEL4's binutils 2.15 though,
I just built a later binutils 2.16.1 for use with gcc 4.1.1 too.
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