John B Brown jbb at vcn.com
Fri Feb 10 15:18:48 PST 2012

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 16:59, John B Brown wrote:
>> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> On Feb 10, 2012, at 16:51, John B Brown wrote:
>>>> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>>> On Feb 10, 2012, at 15:27, John B Brown wrote:
>>>>>> gcc42 has obstack.h, etc., but will not download from macports to my box.
>>>>> If you'll elaborate on this problem perhaps we can help you solve it.
>>>> jbb at pinball:~
>>>> (1): % sudo port -s -f fetch gcc42
>>>> --->  Fetching gcc42
>>>> Error: gcc42 does not build on Snow Leopard or later.
>>> Oh, ok. Yeah, I don't think we're fixing that. Are none of the newer versions of gcc suitable?
>> What does that mean? Are newer versions of gnu-gcc on macports that will run on Snow Leopard?
> I am on Snow Leopard and I have gcc43, gcc44, gcc45, gcc46 and gcc47 successfully installed. My understanding is that gcc42 is too old to be successfully compiled on Snow Leopard anymore.

	How droll! The command gcc --version returns i686-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.2.1 
(GCC) 4.2.1, and other stuff. Oh, well.

	I've discovered that gcc44 downloads in pieces, but leaves out testsuite and 
ada. Might I fool the port build by installing those two missing parts in the 
distfiles/gcc44/ directory after a fetch but before building? I've interrupted 
the compile and will remove the build parts if that works.


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