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Re: building every released version of GCC starting with 4.1.2, with appropriate matching glibc
On 07/04/2017 12:35, Toebs Douglass wrote:
> On 07/04/17 00:54, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
>> On 6 April 2017 at 23:26, Toebs Douglass wrote:
>>> Now, I may be wrong, but it seems to me when a new GCC is being
>>> released, it will be compiled for sure with the most recently published
>>> glibc, libmpfr, libgmp and libmpc. Similarly, it will be created with
>>> the most recently release binutils.
>> No, not necessarily.
>> When GCC is released it's compiled by users, and so will use whatever
>> glibc a user has on their machine.
> I may be wrong, but I think generally people using a distro will use and
> only use the compiler and glibc which came with the distro.
> It is unusual for a person using a distro to compile a new GCC or glibc.
On Ubuntu, it's possible to have several versions of GCC coexist.
(For example, I use 4.8.x, 5.x, and 6.x on the same system.)
I just installed the packages, of course.