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Old 08-03-2021, 05:36 AM   #1
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how to install an old gcc 3.3 in UBUNTU 20.04


Hello Every one.
I want to install an old compiler (gcc 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3) in UBUNTU 20.04
I tried with
sudo apt-get install gcc-3
But I get an error "E: Unable to locate package gcc-3"
and sudo apt-get install g++-3 gives me :
"E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages"
I googled it and I add some sources to source.list
but nothing
the whole thing is that I add an old script (created in 2002) to my NS2.35 and when I try to compile it with "make" or "./install" it gives me problems like
(list.h no such file or directory) I searched for this header and I find one in "usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-48/scripts/kconfig/list.h" but when I use it it still gives me errors with some variables like "‘visitlist_’ was not declared in this scope" etc..
can anyone help me.
 
Old 08-03-2021, 06:52 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by lamincrb View Post
Hello Every one.
I want to install an old compiler (gcc 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3) in UBUNTU 20.04
I tried with
sudo apt-get install gcc-3
But I get an error "E: Unable to locate package gcc-3"
and sudo apt-get install g++-3 gives me :
"E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages"
I googled it and I add some sources to source.list
but nothing
the whole thing is that I add an old script (created in 2002) to my NS2.35 and when I try to compile it with "make" or "./install" it gives me problems like
(list.h no such file or directory) I searched for this header and I find one in "usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-48/scripts/kconfig/list.h" but when I use it it still gives me errors with some variables like "‘visitlist_’ was not declared in this scope" etc..
can anyone help me.
Recommend you download the source for the version you want, build it, and install it. There's a readme file which will tell you what to do and any pre-requisites needed. Typically you will run a configure script, run make, then run a make install using sudo:
Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
 
Old 08-03-2021, 08:09 AM   #3
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do you really need that old compiler?
 
Old 08-03-2021, 08:40 AM   #4
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Recommend you download the source for the version you want, build it, and install it. There's a readme file which will tell you what to do and any pre-requisites needed. Typically you will run a configure script, run make, then run a make install using sudo:
Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
can you give a link where I can download the GCC 3.0 source?
 
Old 08-03-2021, 08:43 AM   #5
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do you really need that old compiler?
Yes, because the model that I want to add to NS2, cannot be compiled only with an old version of GCC, as I said above some Headers does not exist in the latest version,
I will be very greatful if you give any other solution
 
Old 08-03-2021, 09:27 AM   #6
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The easiest way is probably to fetch the source from Debian Archive:
Code:
dget -u http://archive.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcc-3.3/gcc-3.3_3.3.6ds1-27.2.dsc
cd gcc-3.3-*
sed -i '/DH_COMPAT/s/=2$/=5/' debian/rules
sed -i '/= gcc /s/gcc/&-7/' debian/rules2
sed -i 's/realpath[^,]*/gcc-7/' debian/control
pdebuild
But the problem is you cannot build gcc 3.3 with any gcc compiler present in Ubuntu 20.04 repos. As you can see above, I tried gcc-7 which is the oldest version available there. Nevertheless, I got
Code:
../../src/gcc/unwind-dw2.c: In function `uw_frame_state_for':
../../src/gcc/unwind-dw2.c:954: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
You may try to directly install binary deb files for gcc 3.3 from Debian Archive. If that won't do the trick, you'll be left with two options: either patch GCC sources so it can be built with at least gcc-7 (unfortunately, the fix referenced there, is not available anymore), or bootstrap it by building say gcc-5 first, and then gcc-3 with freshly built gcc-5.

Last edited by shruggy; 08-03-2021 at 09:30 AM.
 
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Old 08-04-2021, 02:53 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by shruggy View Post
The easiest way is probably to fetch the source from Debian Archive:
Code:
dget -u http://archive.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcc-3.3/gcc-3.3_3.3.6ds1-27.2.dsc
cd gcc-3.3-*
sed -i '/DH_COMPAT/s/=2$/=5/' debian/rules
sed -i '/= gcc /s/gcc/&-7/' debian/rules2
sed -i 's/realpath[^,]*/gcc-7/' debian/control
pdebuild
But the problem is you cannot build gcc 3.3 with any gcc compiler present in Ubuntu 20.04 repos. As you can see above, I tried gcc-7 which is the oldest version available there. Nevertheless, I got
Code:
../../src/gcc/unwind-dw2.c: In function `uw_frame_state_for':
../../src/gcc/unwind-dw2.c:954: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
You may try to directly install binary deb files for gcc 3.3 from Debian Archive. If that won't do the trick, you'll be left with two options: either patch GCC sources so it can be built with at least gcc-7 (unfortunately, the fix referenced there, is not available anymore), or bootstrap it by building say gcc-5 first, and then gcc-3 with freshly built gcc-5.
Thank you!
I had download the package, and I am now adding the headers one by one and recompile.
is this the right way?
when I finish it I will tell you.

Last edited by lamincrb; 08-04-2021 at 02:56 AM.
 
Old 08-04-2021, 09:40 AM   #8
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If you do actually get it to build, make sure you set a program prefix or suffix when configuring to distinguish the result from your regular gcc.
 
Old 08-05-2021, 11:20 PM   #9
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can you give a link where I can download the GCC 3.0 source?
One of the Gnu mirrors will have it. I found it at http://mirror.team-cymru.com/gnu/gcc/

Hope this helps...
 
Old 08-07-2021, 03:30 AM   #10
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One of the Gnu mirrors will have it. I found it at http://mirror.team-cymru.com/gnu/gcc/

Hope this helps...
Hello,
Thanks, the problem is fixed, I downloaded gcc-g ++ - 3.4.4.tar.bz2 from your link and added the headers.
compilation is completed correctly.
 
  


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