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Old 06-11-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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gcc-4.6.0


I'm new to C++. I downloaded gcc-4.6.0 for my compiler. Right now I have a folder on my desktop that says "gcc-4.6.0", and inside the folder are more folders. I probably could figure how to set up the compiler but I don't want to do the wrong thing. With the "gcc-4.6.0" folder sitting on my desktop, where do I go from here to successfully set up my compiler. Thx!

-Paul
 
Old 06-11-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

First thing to do : Tell which Linux OS, you are using.
Like Fedora 15, CentOS 5.6, Ubuntu 11.04 etc.

And then install a system compiler gcc, g++/gcc-c++ with your 'Package Installer'.
I.e. no gcc can be build without a working gcc !

Building gcc-4.6.0 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/development/
(GCC requires a build directory outside the gcc-4.6.0/ source folder.
And requires these sources unpacked inside 'gcc-4.6.0/': gmp, mpfr, mpc.)

And a build example → #2
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-1-a-842567/#2

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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also BE WARNED
there are not too many programs yet that that build with 4.6 . You will HAVE TO HACK programs in order to use gcc 4.6

so for most programs have not YET been tested with 4.6. So you WILL have to hack some/most programs
-- have fun --

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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not quite on board

I running Ubunto 11.04 and I have a folder called gcc-4.3.5 on my desktop. I just want to get it installed so I can start working in my c++ book. Inside the 4.3.5 folder are a number of other folders. I have never used a compiler before. Where do I go from here so I can start using the book? -Paul
 
Old 06-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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The standard dor Ubuntu 11.04 is gcc 4.5.2, you can install it (and other useful packages) with
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sudo apt-get install build-essential
 
Old 06-17-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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Where do I find sudo apt-get install build-essential?
 
Old 06-17-2011, 02:02 PM   #7
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Where do I find sudo apt-get install build-essential?
?????
have you NOT done ANY reading on/about Ubuntu??????
Have you NOT read the user manual??????????????????

that IS THE COMMAND TO INSTALL IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:07 PM   #8
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you're right. i haven't studied the inner workings of ubuntu much. if im going to use it, i need to get a book on it. im heading to borders now.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #9
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taylorp
start with the Ubntu web site from where YOU GOT IT !!!
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.ubuntu.com/support
https://help.ubuntu.com/
 
Old 06-18-2011, 05:53 AM   #10
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taylorp: The vast amount of documentation can indeed be daunting. But you need to plow into it. I have found the HOWTOs very helpful. My first download got over 400 PDFs. That will keep you busy for a while. In general, I find books to be more often biassed one way or another, perhaps because of the differences in marketing and production of commercial things vs. the "free" aspect of most Linux stuff. But I preach.
 
Old 06-18-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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@John VV: John you need to check yourself with all of your capital letters and exclamation marks. I know that you're good, but no matter how good you are there is always someone better. Have you built an operating system? Where is your version of Linux? Until you do so, I would slow down with the condescending attitude.

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #12
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Right. This is a call to order; please behave yourselves, gents.



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