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Old 02-04-2004, 02:02 PM   #1
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will gcc delete other gcc?


What would happen if I installed an older verion of gcc, without any special configure options. Would it install on top of(delete) any current version of gcc?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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I believe by default it'll put itself in /usr/gnu-<machine>/gnu-bin/<version-number> so it shouldn't delete the old version, but it might delete thing symbolic links to /usr/gnu-<machine>/bin or something. Is there a specific reason you need to get an older version?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:04 PM   #3
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I was just trying to sort some stuff out. I noticed I have a bianary in both /usr/bin and /usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/3.2 called gcc, when I compile somthing which one is used?
 
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Probably the one in /usr/bin. Is the other directory even in your path? BTW, if you use portage to install another GCC it will overwrite the one you have, just so you know.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:25 PM   #5
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thanks for all of your input.
 
  


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