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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Newer compilers for older versions of RHEL (etc.)
  • From: Neal Gompa <ngompa13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:29:05 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxx> wrote:

On Thursday 2016-07-21 01:54, David Adam wrote:

We're looking at adding some C++11 features to the code [...]
of course RHEL/CentOS 5 & 6 have compilers that are just too
old to support these. If we have to, we'll drop these platforms[...]
Does anyone have any ideas for how to get a newer compiler into the build?

I followed simotek's suggestion from SuperUser[1] and branched the gcc47
package into my own project, but I just couldn't convince it to build
properly on RHEL 5/6 due to unresolvable dependencies[2], possibly because
of the different structure of openSUSE's base system.

Ideally we could just pull the packages from but I understand
that might be hard to make work.

They would install the compiler in /opt which means you have to mess around
with specfiles.
(And in any case, you would want the current devtools-4.)

I'm actually looking into a similar thing, myself. And devtoolset-2 is
the last version for RHEL/CentOS 5, as newer devtoolset versions are
EL6/EL7 only.

I would prefer to use newer versions whenever possible, obviously. :)

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