64-bit gcc-4.8.1 package installs source instead

Ryan Johnson ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca
Mon Jul 22 22:04:00 GMT 2013


On 07/22/2013 05:38 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On 2013-07-23 16:26, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>> If I select the gcc-4.8.1-1 package from setup-64, it downloads and
>> installs the gcc-4.8.1-src package
>
> gcc is only a source-only meta-package; you want to install gcc-core, 
> gcc-g++, etc.
Oh, that's a little different than (a) the name suggests and (b) 
historical precedent, which IIRC had "gcc" as a meta package that pulled 
in all the other gcc-related stuff you'd need.

Anyway, thanks for the tip, I'll try that.

Ryan


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