On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 04:40:23PM +0000, Mark wrote: > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Kris Kennaway [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Sent: vrijdag 24 november 2006 17:11 > > To: Mark > > Cc: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: GCC upgrade > > > > > I tested the new gcc, btw (compiled MySQL server with > > > it, which takes quite a while). Seems to work fine. > > > But I'm not enough of a C expert to know precisely how > > > to do a safe upgrade of this kind. > > > > If you're not an expert then just leave it alone. Replacing > > the system compiler might sound like a cool thing to do, but > > what will actually happen is that you'll make your FreeBSD > > system unbuildable. > > Guess I hadn't thought about it that way. Good thinking. > It's just that 2.95.4 seems so ancient. :) > > Only reason I wanted to in the first place, is that I've had several > ports that wanted a 3.x series gcc (and kept wanting to build one).
If you're interested in running gcc 3.x, you can just update to a modern version of FreeBSD (e.g. 6.x). You really should consider doing this on general grounds, since the 4.x branch is scheduled for termination in only a few months (January 2007). Kris
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