upgrade gcc on fedora core 4

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Sep 10 08:24:51 UTC 2010

On 09/09/2010 07:14 PM, JD wrote:
> On 09/09/2010 11:01 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 09/09/2010 02:38 PM, Rossella Noschese wrote:
>>> I've a question. At work we have a fedore core 4 release on a 64-bit
>>> machine. We need now to upgrade the compiler. We have GNU Fortran 95 (GCC
>>> 4.0.0 20050519 (Red Hat 4.0.0-8)). We need at least gcc version 4.1.2
>>> 20071124 (Red Hat 4.1.2-42). I'm not a great shell user, so can you help me?
>> You'll just have to build gcc from source.  While this isn't
>> terribly hard to do, you are going to have to find a great shell
>> user, and someone who understand make/autoconf/etc.
>> Andrew.
> If the new gcc source rpm is available, all the user has to do is:
> sudo yum-builddep gcc-xx.yy.xx.src.rpm

I think trying to build from the current RPM is a really bad idea.  If
it builds and installs it'll replace the system gcc, which you really
don't want.  It makes far more sense to build the gcc source from


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