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Date:      Fri, 24 Nov 2006 11:56:10 -0500
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        Mark <admin@asarian-host.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: GCC upgrade
Message-ID:  <20061124165610.GB97779@xor.obsecurity.org>
In-Reply-To: <200611241640.kAOGeLZk031090@asarian-host.net>
References:  <20061124161040.GA51857@xor.obsecurity.org> <200611241640.kAOGeLZk031090@asarian-host.net>

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On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 04:40:23PM +0000, Mark wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kris Kennaway [mailto:kris@obsecurity.org]=20
> > Sent: vrijdag 24 november 2006 17:11
> > To: Mark
> > Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: GCC upgrade
> >=20
> > > 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.
> >=20
> > 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.
>=20
> Guess I hadn't thought about it that way. Good thinking.
> It's just that 2.95.4 seems so ancient. :)
>=20
> 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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