Hi,

lately I finally got some time to create GDC package for Slackware Linux [1]. Slackware ships gcc 5.3.0, therefore GDC package is the latest version from "gcc5" branch. It has phobos and druntime 2.076.0-b1 and the frontend somewhere between 2.075 and 2.076. Since Slackware packages are built by plain shell scripts, I thought I make an announce, because it can be used as a reference by people, who whant to build the latest GDC from source. The only difference between Slackware and mainstream Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian) I'm aware of, is that x86-64 Slackware isn't multiarch by default.


The package is on slackbuilds.org [2]. The direct link to the build script is [3]. GDC looks pretty nice. I had only one problem: I got a linking error if I use core.stdc.stdarg; not sure if it is my failure or a bug. But I could build my library and run tests. Pretty nice.

I also would like to point to the "GCC tiny" tutorial [4]. The tutorial tells how to create a GCC frontend for a Pascal-like language, tiny. And it is a great thing to learn about GCC internals for someone who wants to help with GDC development, the best one I could find in the last months.


[1] http://www.slackware.com/
[2] https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/development/gcc-d/
[3] https://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.2/development/gcc-d/gcc-d.SlackBuild
[4] http://thinkingeek.com/gcc-tiny/

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