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Re: gcc version issue trying to install vmware5

Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Rupert Heesom <rupert@heesom.org.uk> writes:
>>On Sun, 2005-06-12 at 21:45 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>>>Rupert Heesom <rupert@heesom.org.uk> writes:
>>>>Just a note to let you know that I installed the vanilla kernel headers,
>>>>and I had to redo the soft link of /usr/bin/gcc to /usr/bin/gcc-3.4.
>>>No you don't. You should set CC.
>>I did that to start with (kept it that way), but the vmware compile
>>didn't like that, a very good error msg told me to change the s-link, so
>>I did.  It then worked.
>>Setting env CC probably works for most things.
> Changing the link breaks your debian system.

Perhaps you could elaborate on this.  What specifically is broken about the
system if gcc -> gcc-3.4?  My system has been setup this way for over 2
months and there haven't been any adverse side-effects that I'm aware of.

I tried updating it using alternatives, but seemed to lose the preference
everytime I did an apt-get upgrade, I'm pretty certain this is because the
"gcc" package insists that gcc -> gcc-3.3.

I'd much prefer to set an environment variable as well, but it's going to
require a deeper understanding of the module compilation subsystem of the
2.6 kernel.  Both CC and HOSTCC seem to be ignored.

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