Using gcc41 for pkgsrc?

Steve Mynott steve.mynott at
Sun Jan 21 08:19:28 PST 2007

On 1/21/07, Justin C. Sherrill <justin at> wrote:
On Sat, January 20, 2007 9:53 pm, walt wrote:
> Confession:  I have an axe to grind :o)
> I think gcc41 is ready for prime time (except for the kernel)
> so I hope to prod you gurus into whatever action it takes to
> get DragonFly ready for building packages with gcc41.
Looking through the pkgsrc-users mailing lists, there's been people
talking about breakage in places like kde and qemu caused by using gcc4;
however, it may be patched up by now.  The best way to check this would be
to do a bulk build and compare the number of successful package builds
using 4.1.  I don't know if there's time to fit this in.
I assume the correct place to fix this would be within pkgsrc itself,
since its not a DragonFly specific problem.
After a quick look there seems to be a GCC_REQD variable in the
Makefiles for  the GCC version number, although pkgsrc being pkgsrc
there are probably other variables.

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