On Sat, 2009-02-14 at 00:00 -0600, Shaun wrote: > Hi all, > > One of my machines is running FreeBSD 4.11. It's a bit confused about > its current incarnation of gcc: > > [sh...@agaliarept lang]$ pkg_info | grep gcc > gcc-3.4.6_3,1 GNU Compiler Collection 3.4 > [sh...@agaliarept lang]$ gcc -v > Using builtin specs. > gcc version 2.95.4 20020320 [FreeBSD] > > Another of my machines, which runs FreeBSD 6.4, has gcc 3.4.6: > > [sh...@falwell shaun]$ pkg_info | grep gcc > [sh...@falwell shaun]$ gcc -v > Using built-in specs. > Configured with: FreeBSD/i386 system compiler > Thread model: posix > gcc version 3.4.6 [FreeBSD] 20060305 > > Is it safe to install one of the newer gcc ports on FreeBSD 4.11? I've > had this machine for three years; I don't recall ever upgrading the > compiler, although pkg_info seems to think that I did, or at least > attempted to. I'm wondering if there are any risks involved in going > from gcc 2.95 to, say, 3.4.6. Typically I'm happy to pull the latest > stable of just about anything, but the compiler is a different story. > > Thanks, > > Shaun
FreeBSD 4.x has not been supported for ports for a long time. Ports are guaranteed to work for the current releases of freebsd and -CURRENT only. Using, or trying, to install anything on 4.x anymore is a gamble. You should upgrade. There was a tag you used to be able to use for 4.x port installs, but I bet that tag hasn't been updated in forever... tag=RELEASE_4_11_0 see: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.11R/schedule.html dated Jan/8/2005 With the above tag, and an updated ports tree, i can recommend installing packages (if the tarballs are still on the internet). Without that tag, i don't recommend it. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"