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Re: Way to switch easily (Was: Re: Egcs, gcc, and Debian)

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Galen Hazelwood wrote:

> Shaya Potter wrote:
> It may not be that simple.  egcc accepts new options which don't exist
> on gcc, and in the future may lose options which gcc needs.  For now you
> can use "gcc -b i486-pc-linux-gnu" to run egcs via the normal gcc
> frontend (minus a few new options), but that may not be true next week.
> I've decided emilio has the best idea.  If I've got to use
> update-alternatives, I'll use it on cc and c++.  gcc will always be gcc,
> egcc will be egcs until it becomes the standard gcc package.

Only trouble is that alot (all?) configure scripts look for GCC as gcc,
not cc. I don't think I've even seen a package that calls cc and not gcc
if gcc is installed.

That alone probably isn't worth the trouble to worry about however!

Look forward to the first egcs package!


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