multiple installed versions of gcc -- automatically set rpath ??

Patrick Bégou
Fri May 29 09:28:54 GMT 2020

May be you can rely on the tool module-environment with linux. It allow
you to set environments to use different versions of a same application.
It is used on the french HPC centers and I use it to manage several
paraview version and... several gcc/gfortran versions (4, 7, 9) on my
servers and on the cluster. It is available in all linux distribution.

Just load your tailored module (setting PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH....) to
activate the gcc version needed and compile/execute

On redhat 7 based OS look at environment-modules-3.2.10-10.el7.x86_64


Le 29/05/2020 à 05:07, Dan Kegel a écrit :
> is a bit dated, but might be helpful.  It says in part:
>> Using --with-boot-ldflags="-Wl,-rpath,/some/path" on the configure
> step seems to work for me on gcc 4.8.3. The docs discuss this a bit
> - Dan
> On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 7:55 PM Patrick Herbst via Gcc-help
> <> wrote:
>> I have the base gcc that came with my distro and i'd like to have the
>> option of using a newer version without replacing the older one.
>> I'd like to install the newer version in a different path, like /opt.
>> I run into a problem though when compiling with the newer version in
>> /opt, it links against the libstdc++ in /opt, but at runtime the
>> executable tries to link with the systems version in /usr/lib.
>> Is there a way to have the gcc in /opt automatically set the rpath
>> when linking so that executables can run against the /opt libstdc++?

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