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GCC 9.1.0_multilib for Slackware-current

The GCC compiler suite in slackware-current got a major version bump last week in a dual update (the second update added the new ‘gcc-gdc’ package). GCC version went up from 8.3.0 to 9.1.0. I just uploaded the multilib version of the GCC packages, including that ‘gcc-gdc‘ package containing the new ‘D’ compiler. The set of […]

GCC 8.3.0 in slackware-current

Today, Pat upgraded the GCC compiler suite in slackware-current to 8.3.0 and I did the same for the multilib version of the GCC packages. The release was simultaneous on both sides thanks to the fact that I had advance access to the Slackware package files. Thanks Pat. And you’ll also enjoy a new kernel in […]

Chromium is now compiled using clang

In my previous blog post about Chromium 62, I described the issues I had while attempting to compile it on Slackware14.2. The gcc compiler suite on Slackware 14.2 is “too old” for Chromium because it lacks the required C++11 support. More to the point, the Google developers use clang instead of gcc for their own […]

What if gcc 7 gives you headaches?

In Slackware-current we use version 7.1.0 of the gcc compiler suite. These advanced compilers can sometimes be quite a bit more strict about what they accept as valid code. As a consequence, you will regularly run into compilation issues with software. Not just the software made with the scripts on slackbuilds.org, but also some of […]

Some thoughts on the recent updates in Slackware-current

 Last week, a new LTS kernel (4.9.26), new glibc (2.25) and a new gcc compiler suite (7.1.0) landed in Slackware-current. Note that gcc no longer contains the Java compiler (gcj): subsequently Slackware’s gcc-java package has been removed from slackware-current. We are at the head of the herd again folks. There is not yet any other distro […]