Development on Linux

Care and feeding of multiple GCC compilers

If you want only a single GCC version installed on your system, no problem: just use your distro's software manager to install binaries for the Gnu C++, C, and Fortran compilers. However, a programmer writing code for use by others will need multiple compiler versions, because when fixing bugs submitted by users you may need to run the same compiler as your user. If you want to maintain multiple compiler versions, you need to set it up carefully to avoid inconsistencies. The following will help you set up such a configuration.

Development utilities


Last modified: Wed Sep 8 18:25:15 CDT 2010