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Re: Update embeded gcc or not ?

"Maurizio Caloro" <> writes:

> Please it's this a good issue to Compile the new GCC4.6 to create after this 
> any new Kernel or Comiling other Software?
> make this improvment any sence or are this step not so nececary?
> The embeded gcc on Netbsd are this complexer as any proparly installed GCC 
> from PKGSRC tree?
>  - Installing "gcc46" from "pkgsrc" are a light/smallone systeminstallation??

No, it isn't that easy to build the whole system with just another compiler.
Try looking at recent source-changes and you'll know what it means to convert
from GCC 4.1 to 4.5. There's on-going work of fixing various issues.

> If the installation are done two diffrent gcc are running in the System.
> Example:
> /usr/sbin/gcc - version 4.1
> /usr/pkg/sbin/gcc - version 4.6
> it's possible to disable the System GCC or it's this a misunderstanding?

It is possible, but it isn't an easy undertaking.


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