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Old 02-07-2004, 11:55 PM   #1
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GCC 2.96 Error, how can I upgrade it?

root@localhost MPlayer-0.92]# ./configure
Detected operating system: Linux
Detected host architecture: i386
Checking for gcc version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.1 version ... not found
Checking for gcc3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.0 version ... not found
Checking for cc version ... not found

*** Please downgrade/upgrade C compiler to version gcc-2.95.x or gcc-3.x! ***

You are not using a supported compiler. We do not have the time to make sure
everything works with compilers other than the ones we use. Use either the
same compiler as we do, or use --disable-gcc-checking but DO *NOT* REPORT BUGS
unless you can reproduce them after recompiling with a 2.95.x or 3.x version!

Note for gcc 2.96 users: Some versions of this compiler are known to miscompile
mplayer and lame (which is used for mencoder). If you get compile errors,
first upgrade to the latest 2.96 release (minimum 2.96-85) and try again.
If the problem still exists, try with gcc 3.x (or 2.95.x) *BEFORE* reporting


*** For details please read DOCS/users_against_developers.html ***

Error: Bad gcc version

Check "configure.log" if you do not understand why it failed.
[root@localhost MPlayer-0.92]#

HOw do I upgrade GCC or Downgrade it?
Old 02-08-2004, 04:28 AM   #2
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Please inform us what distro you use - it's either a rpm,deb or other package you need to install.
Old 02-08-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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He's using redhat, of course.

2.95.3 (or so) would be just fine, as would 3.3.1 or 3.3.2.
Old 02-10-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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check or redhat for the gcc rpm
Old 02-11-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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seems I'm having a similar problem. Mplayer coughs during configure because I have a version of gcc which isn't supported...2.96 Can I grab 3.x, even though says it's for a newer version of RH than mine? (I have 7.1, by the way.) If so, then will a simple rpm -U suffice?



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