gcc-3, g++-3, g77-3 for cygwin

LMH lmh_users-groups@molconn.com
Fri Aug 23 16:48:00 GMT 2013

Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> On 23 August 2013 00:08, LMH <lmh_users-groups@molconn.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am in the middle of the complicated process of trying to restore gcc3 to
>> my cygwin install, while still keeping gcc 4.7. Up to a few months ago, gcc3
>> and gcc4 were installed alongside each other in cygwin. The gcc link pointed
>> to gcc4 and if I wanted gcc3, I used gcc-3 when indicating the compiler in
>> make. This worked well, but when cygwin upgraded to 4.7, the package manager
>> removed all gcc3 files and binaries from my install, instead of just
>> upgrading gcc4 and leaving version 3 as it was. I still have not received an
>> explanation as to why it was necessary to remove version 3, as opposed to
>> leaving it the way it was with both compilers available.
>> At any rate, I am looking into building gcc3 from src so I will still have
>> it available. In the past, I was using gcc 3.4. I have found the src for
>> 3.4.4-3.4.6 at ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/. I am looking for some notes for how
>> to build this for cygwin.
>> I did at one point manage to get 3.4.4 installed on my current cygwin by
>> using the cygwin time machine, but when I tried to compile with it I got an
>> error.
>> #error ERROR: You must use a GNU Compiler version >= 3.4.5.
>> I think this was from a header file _mingw.h. For this reason, should I make
>> sure I build 3.4.5 or 3.4.6 and stay away from 3.4.4? I guess I'm asking if
>> 3.4.5 or 3.4.6 would be more compatible with my 4.7 gcc installation.
>> Assistance would b greatly appreciated.
> Unless you have a very good reason (and I can't see any) you should
> use the latest release from the 3.4 branch, i.e. 3.4.7


The ftp site I downloaded from only went up to 3.4.6. I guess I will 
have to fish around some for the last version. Any suggestions on where 
to look?

I could also use a link for tips on compiling gcc under cygwin if anyone 
knows where some documentation is.


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