Making +gcc47 the default variant

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue Feb 26 12:32:54 PST 2013

On 2013-2-27 06:55 , Adam Mercer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at> wrote:
>> What do folks think about changing the default compiler variant to +gcc47?
> +1

To make it happen, someone needs to go through all the ports returned by
`port echo variant:gcc45 or depends:gcc45` and make the appropriate
changes in their working copy, make a ticket (like #33544) with the svn
diff attached and all the maintainers Cc'd, wait for them to all ack the
changes or time out, deal with any issues raised, and finally commit.

Ports that don't have one already should probably get a gcc46 variant at
the same time. Although gcj is still turned off in gcc46, so probably
not Java-compiled ports then? The only explanation in the portfile
mentions not working with "10.5/Xcode 3.x", which doesn't seem like a
good reason to turn it off everywhere...

- Josh

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