Solaris Package Archive -- GNUgcc.2.95.2
Solaris Package Archive
What is it
GNUgcc is the C compiler from the Free Software Foundation. It compiles C and C++
source files, and also Fortran 77, CHILL, Java and Objective C programs. Since Solaris
does not ship with a usable C compiler, (it's a pay-for feature), having gcc on your
system is almost essential for any type of development work.
Also, this version of GNUgcc ships with an integrated libstdc++. There is no requirement
to install another package to support C++ compiling.
The compilers are gcc for normal
C compiling and g++ for C++ compiling.
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GNUgcc is compiled on, and specifically for, the release of Solaris specified in the
package name. It is very bad practice to attempt to use a compiler on one Solaris
release when it was compiled for another. This is because the compiler is hardwired
to use the specific O.S. release header files, and running it on another release will
almost certainly fail.
Because of this I have provided a number of GNUgcc packages for all versions of Solaris
I have access to, and all types of architectures I have access to. If the latest and
greatest compiler release isn't offered, simply use the most recent one for your
Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.
You can download the source code from
For those who are inclined to be clumsy, this source code link is NOT
the package you should install, go back to the main index and select the binary release for
your computer and Solaris release.
See the main packages README for installation information.