Ticket #12142 (closed enhancement: fixed)
R 2.5.0: use gcc42
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I don't use R; I'm looking through all ports that depend on gcc40 trying to determine if they could be updated to use the latest stable version of gcc, which is gcc42. In fact, R already uses gcc42, but only on Intel processors. Is there any reason why it should not be updated to use gcc42 all the time? If not, the port should be updated to always use gcc42. It would be very unfortunate for someone to have to build both gcc40 to build R and gcc42 to build some other port, especially since that requirement would only hit those in the worst shape for building huge packages like gcc -- those with PowerPC Macs, which on average have less RAM, less hard drive space, and are much slower at these kinds of things than Intel Macs.
Patch attached to update R to always use gcc42. Note that I have not tested this patch, because I would not know how to test the resulting R to ensure that it worked properly. But if someone would test it and tell me it works, I would be happy to commit it.
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to fixed
- Priority changed from Expected to Normal
- Version 1.4.42 deleted
- Type changed from defect to enhancement