gcc4: cc

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Wed Mar 18 06:05:00 GMT 2009


Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:

> gcc4 does not provide cc-4, nor does the alternatives script provide cc.
>  It probably goes without saying that this breaks some (obviously
> non-autotoolized) packages that assume cc's presence.

  Ah, thanks for pointing this out.  (The packages are of course broken as far
as portability is concerned, as upstream GCC does not anywhere provide a 'cc'
executable; it's presence in the gcc-3 package is caused by the build script
creating a symlink as a convenience, so it's wrong in general to assume that
there "must be" an executable called 'cc' in the PATH.)  I'll add it back into
the next release.

    cheers,
      DaveK


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