[csw-users] Problem reinstalling gcc

Pickering, Roger (NIH/NIAAA) [E] rpickeri at willco.niaaa.nih.gov
Thu May 2 16:48:01 CEST 2013

I was having problems compiling packages in R using the gcc compiler, so I thought I'd reinstall gcc and R.  Unfortunately, I'd forgotten that I'd installed gcc using pkgutil so I made the fatal mistake of just deleting the directory with gcc and trying to download the latest gcc (when will gcc be updated on pkgutil ? ) source code and compiling it.  Because I have no C compiler now I cannot compile the source code! Duh!  I tried to download the SUN Studio Compiler package, but it needs patches that I can't seem to download, in order to compile the gcc and R source code.

So I have tried to reinstall or update the gcc package, but pkgutil thinks it is still there and it's the latest offered!  I tried to remove the gcc package, but it is marked as "in use".  I tried the force option, but to avail.  I don't know what else to do.

Which brings up another question - if and when I reinstall a working gcc using pkgutil, do I go ahead and compile the source code so I can have an up-to-date version of gcc or wait for pkgutil to update the compiler.

Anyway, I really like pkgutil - when it works!  I would really appreciate help in getting around this problem.

Thanks in advance!
Roger Pickering | Survey Statistician
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3070, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-443-2535
Web: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov<http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/>
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