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From: Raoul Gough (raoulgough_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-16 08:19:58

> > Adding -L/usr/local/lib simply alters the search
> > order - if you de-install the old compiler, the problem disappears
> without
> > the need for the -L setting. Has the release gone out yet? If not, it
> might
> > be worth modifying the docco appropriately.
> Lots of people (like me) want to be able to test with both versions, so
> don't want to deinstall their existing compiler (how do you do that,
> anyway?)

I see what you mean. Deinstallation is easy if you've used the new-style
installation (setup.exe) and probably difficult with the old one. For me, it
was just a case of finding the CD I'd originally created, running setup.exe
from it and selecting "Remove" or "Deinstall" or whatever instead of "keep"
for gcc. Otherwise I guess you'd have to tar -t the gcc installation packate
to see what files it installed.

> So I think the instructions are close to optimal. The
> addditional -L/usr/local/lib doesn't hurt anything, and it might be
> neccessary.

I'll go along with that. It might be worth mentioning that this is only
actually necessary with both compilers installed. In any case, I think we've
got enough there to get people started.

Raoul Gough.

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