Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD "FreeBSD 7.0 will be the next release of FreeBSD, and is the first major release in 2 years. It's due out some time later this year (currently in pre-release and available for testing). FreeBSD 7.0 brings major changes to the BSD and open source operating system landscape." This document [.pdf] describes all the changes.
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RE[3]: gcc
by vermaden on Wed 31st Oct 2007 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: gcc"
vermaden
Member since:
2006-11-18

Well, gcc42 is in ports, also gcc34 is along with other versions of gcc.

For example ypu have FreeBSD 6 installed, then you have gcc34 in base system (under /usr), but you can also install gcc34 from ports, which will be installed as all other ports under /usr/local.

FreeBSD will still use gcc34 from base system unless you modify PATH or add CC/CXX variables to /etc/make.conf to change defautl compiler.

Same for FreeBSD 7, you can add gcc42 from ports also, but as you see its just pointless, but its possible of course.

And to clarify everything both of these installed versions of gcc42 will work independant of eash other without breaking each other.

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RE[4]: gcc
by jackson on Wed 31st Oct 2007 19:12 in reply to "RE[3]: gcc"
jackson Member since:
2005-06-29

I understand. Thanks for help, also for the help you give in bsdforums.org. :-)

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RE[5]: gcc
by vermaden on Wed 31st Oct 2007 22:51 in reply to "RE[4]: gcc"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

You are welcome ;)

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RE[4]: gcc
by kargl on Wed 31st Oct 2007 19:46 in reply to "RE[3]: gcc"
kargl Member since:
2007-10-16

Same for FreeBSD 7, you can add gcc42 from ports also, but as you see its just pointless, but its possible of course.


It's not pointless if you need ObjC, Fortran, gcj, etc.
In fact, if you install any ports that use any Fortran code (practically, everything under ports/math), you'll get gcc42 installed.

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RE[5]: gcc
by vermaden on Wed 31st Oct 2007 22:52 in reply to "RE[4]: gcc"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

Did not knew that cause I never use other compilers then gcc/g++, thanks for explanation.

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