gcc-2 problems

Christopher Faylor cgf-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Dec 19 08:18:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 02:44:20PM +0100, Thomas Pfaff wrote:
>Instead of renaming the files create links:
>ln -s gcc-2.exe gcc.exe
>ln -s g++-2.exe g++.exe
>If your fs is ntfs you can also create hard links

Of course, this *is* a new/different version of gcc v2, so if you are
worried about not changing the status quo, then I don't see how using
gcc-2 is going to help.

Of course, I don't really understand why are you are running setup.exe
at all in such an environment.


>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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