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Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Otter » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:25 am

Hi,

Could you please add gcc & g++ 8 to MX18. Its not available in stretch-backports either. Please! :bawling:
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Otter » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:48 pm

Bump! Someone please respond.
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by anticapitalista » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:22 pm

Not going to happen
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Richard » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:32 pm

Imagine it may come with Buster...
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Stevo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Do you really need it, such as for programming with it, or is there another reason? In that case, you actually might have an "XY problem".

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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Richard » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:00 am

Laptop: MX18.1: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-amd64, 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network
Netbook: MX18.1, antiX17.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:40 am

Mayhap the OP is trying to install some package from a foreign (possibly Ubuntu) repo or PPA, which isn't recommended?
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by dphn » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:04 am

For a while I have included Debian Buster repo in my MX 18 test system and I have purged gcc-6/g++-6.

apt replaced this with gcc-7/g++-7 from Buster Repo automatically, not gcc-8/g++-8 but this is available too.

Note: It's an experiment. This system runs stable so far but it isn't recommandable to do such things on a productive machine. Some users would say it is a "FrankenDebian".
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Otter » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am

First of all, I guess everyone thinks that I'm new to Linux since I have very few posts here & also maybe because of the goofy signature. But I've been using Linux for the past decade and still I'm not going to change the signature. I just love it. Gratitude to MX forum maintainers for still having those legacy smileys. I miss them in other forums. :dancingman:
anticapitalista wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Not going to happen
Richard wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Imagine it may come with Buster...
Sad to hear that.
Stevo wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Do you really need it, such as for programming with it, or is there another reason? In that case, you actually might have an "XY problem".
Actually this. Need it for C++14. I wonder if any other devs actually use MX or a distro based on Debian stable. I guess lack of recent packages is the reason they just install ubuntu & call it a day.
asqwerth wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:40 am
Mayhap the OP is trying to install some package from a foreign (possibly Ubuntu) repo or PPA, which isn't recommended?
Nope.
dphn wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:04 am
For a while I have included Debian Buster repo in my MX 18 test system and I have purged gcc-6/g++-6.

apt replaced this with gcc-7/g++-7 from Buster Repo automatically, not gcc-8/g++-8 but this is available too.

Note: It's an experiment. This system runs stable so far but it isn't recommandable to do such things on a productive machine. Some users would say it is a "FrankenDebian".
FrankenDebian, yes, I've also been doing the same since MX17. Was using gcc-7 with MX17 and now need gcc-8.

Just made a thread to know if it would be officially back ported to prevent FrankenDebian.
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Re: Request: gcc & g++ 8 in MX18

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Post by Stevo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:49 pm

The stock gcc-6 in MX 17/18 supports the c++-14 standard--I build packages that need that standard quite frequently. Did you mean c++-17?

An existing option for a compiler that supports a newer standard would be the latest clang compiler, and we have 7.0 backported to the main repo.

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