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- To: gujin2000 at yahoo dot com (Jeffrey Gu)
- Subject: Re: Help!
- From: Joe Buck <jbuck at synopsys dot COM>
- Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 10:57:35 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> I've downloaded a gcc binary distribution in .tar.Z
> format. It supposed to be extracted into /usr/local,
> but the /usr on my machine has no enough space. Can I
> extract the executables to other directory and use
This would have been a good question for gcc-help, but anyway ...
gcc has wired-in paths to find the compiler passes. So if you just do
this (put the compiler in a different location) and try to run gcc, you'll
see a message like
installation problem, cannot exec <something>: No such file or directory
where <something> might be cpp or cc1 or cc1plus, depending on the
options you supply.
You can, however, tell the compiler where to look for its components
by the GCC_EXEC_PREFIX enviroment variable. See the gcc manual for
details. Here's a link to the relevant section: