Subject: Re: Systems with GCC 3 as the system compiler
To: Martti Kuparinen <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2003 21:50:24
On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:19:30AM +0300, Martti Kuparinen wrote:

> Hi!
> How should we handle hosts with GCC 3 as the system compiler? I updated
> pkgsrc/devel/ddd to the latest version and it requires GCC 3.x to compile
> correctly.
> I have GCC 3.3 as the dafult compiler in Slackware Linux so I don't
> want to install the lang/gcc3 package. What is the right place to
> check the system compiler's version, mk/ or
> lang/gcc3/
> Martti
> ROOT n52:/usr/pkgsrc/devel/ddd> bmake clean clean-depends
> sh: line 1: /usr/pkg/gcc-3.3/bin/gcc: No such file or directory
> dirname: too few arguments
> Try `dirname --help' for more information.
> bmake: "../../mk/../lang/gcc3/../../mk/../lang/gcc3/" line 28: 
> warning: "dirname `/usr/pkg/gcc-3.3/bin/gcc --print-libgcc-file-name`" 

I just removed the USE_GCC3 definition from devel/ddd - packages
should not set USE_GCC2/3, they are user variables to indicate "I want
to use pkgsrc gcc2/3".

we should definitely provide a way for packages to specify a minimum
version of gcc. I've started some work on this, but it's far from