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Re: gcc-2 problems

David K. McAllister <> wrote:

> Yes, but for our purposes this needs to be classified as a change to
> our code base, which I can't do. It needs to be a change to the
> installation on the machine, not to the build or the user environment.

So, why not just install gcc-2.95.3-5 ? It's not on the mirrors any more,
but if your environment is so bureaucratically frozen, I'm sure you must
keep a 'last known good' environment?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Randall R Schulz
> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 12:17 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: gcc-2 problems
> David,
> Surely your makefiles invoke the compiler via an environment variable
> so as
> to allow you to override the default? Likewise your configure scripts
> include compiler override options, no?
> Randall Schulz
> At 23:07 2002-12-18, David K. McAllister wrote:
>> Today I updated my cygwin install for the first time in about three
>> months. Apparently I unwittingly installed gcc 3.2. Our code base is
>> staunchly gcc 2.95 for now. I discovered the gcc2 package and
>> installed
>> it, but of course it's not the default and I can't change our code
>> base
>> to look at gcc-2. I have to change my local install to work the way
>> it used to.
>> Is there a way to get back to where I was? I've tried uninstalling
>> gcc-3 and then renaming /usr/bin/*-2.exe to not have the "-2" but I
>> think I'm missing something. The build breaks in a confusing place
>> and I'm convinced its because of my compiler woes.
>> Could I use an old version of the installer to install gcc-2.95 as
>> "gcc" instead of "gcc-2"? If so, where would I get the old installer
>> and how would I make it do the right thing?
>> I've searched the mailing lists as best I can back throuh Oct. 15th,
>> but I haven't found an answer.
>> Any help you could give would be, well, helpful.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> DaveMc
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