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Date:      Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:40:23 GMT
From:      Mark <admin@asarian-host.net>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: GCC upgrade
Message-ID:  <200611241640.kAOGeLZk031090@asarian-host.net>
In-Reply-To: <20061124161040.GA51857@xor.obsecurity.org>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kris Kennaway [mailto:kris@obsecurity.org] 
> Sent: vrijdag 24 november 2006 17:11
> To: Mark
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> 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).

Thanks,

- Mark




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