gcc-2 problems

Randall R Schulz rrschulz@cris.com
Thu Dec 19 02:05:00 GMT 2002


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.

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