gcc49 vs gcc48

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 09:53:57 PST 2014

On Tuesday November 18 2014 11:59:10 Lawrence Velázquez wrote:

> The GPL does not prohibit binary distribution.

No, but I was under the impression that Apple doesn't want to distribute GPLed binaries. As I said, I'm not complaining.

> Yes, setting configure.compiler to "macports-gcc-4.8" automatically adds a library dependency on gcc48, although it's not clear to me why a dependency on libgcc wouldn't be sufficient.

And it's apparently not a hard dependency; no errors are generated after force-deactivating gcc48, no reinstalls forced etc.

> Be aware that manually choosing your own compiler is not supported.

Whatever, as long as configure.compiler=X is supported :)


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