Subject: Re: Version Question
To: Jeff Flowers <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/14/2002 14:21:25
On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Jeff Flowers wrote:

> > gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314 (egcs-1.1.2 release)
> >
> > Which is somewhat 'old'.
> >
> > The cross compiler I built for an arm target is:
> >
> > gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release) (NetBSD nb1)
> Do all of the BSDs use this version, or just NetBSD. Also, is there
> something that prevents a more current version getting included?

The compiler in 1.5.x was the best available when netbsd-1-5 was
branched. The next major release should have 2.95.3 as the system
compiler -- isn't 2.95.3 the latest stable release?

You can always install another compiler to build one thing or another.
A few pkgsrc packages even require you to install the gcc-2.95.3
package to build them (but it doesn't replace the system compiler).