[arch-general] How best to downgrade gcc to 4.4 or 4.3?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 13 19:42:35 EST 2011

On 14/02/11 10:35, David C. Rankin wrote:
> Guys,
>    After running into a gcc 4.5.2 segfault, the trinity developer suggested a
> test to downgrade gcc to 4.4 or 4.3 and see if the gcc issue and issue
> concerning iccconfig.cpp go away. Looking through my old packages, the earliest
> I can find is 4.5.1.
>    How best to downgrade?... and will I break everything if I do?

Not everything...  but you will get some breakages (anything written in 
C++ probably won't work).

> My thought was
> just to pull the ABS pkgbuild and change pkgver back to 4.4.x, but I don't know
> if this will miss any patches, etc.. that may have been in place for earlier
> versions that are no longer there. Is there any old archive for pkgbuilds that
> would have an old gcc 4.4 or 4.3 in it?
>    (obviously, if I knew the answers -- I wouldn't ask :)

Grab the gcc43 package from the AUR.  I had a quick look at the PKGBUILD 
and it looks good.   The gcc44 package not so much...


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