Re: Way to switch easily (Was: Re: Egcs, gcc, and Debian)
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On Tue 19 Aug 1997, Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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!
Except, that we could make the shell script called gcc, and have it call gcc
or egcs or whatever.
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