Using gcc/gfortran 4.8 in MacPorts

Gustavo Seabra gustavo.seabra at
Mon Dec 9 17:49:17 PST 2013

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Dec 9, 2013, at 08:30, Gustavo Seabra wrote:
> > BTW, shouldn't this be activated by default when I install gcc48?
> No; MacPorts doesn’t distinguish between ports you requested to install
> and ports that were installed as a dependency. If gcc48 is installed,
> MacPorts doesn’t know whether you want “gcc” et al to be changed to point
> to it. You might even have multiple gcc ports installed. You inform
> MacPorts which one you want “gcc” to point to, if any, by using “port
> select gcc”.

OK, I see now.
Gustavo Seabra <>
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