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gcc 3.0 compiler for Oracle 10r2

Victor Semaska_3
Esteemed Contributor

gcc 3.0 compiler for Oracle 10r2

Greetings,

Our DBAs want to install Oracle 10g Release 2 on one of our Tru64 V5.1B PK5 systems. Looking at the installation guide is says that gcc 3.0 is required. I've tried to install the gcc compiler before and ran into major headaches.

Is there a gcc binary available that I could install instead. I've been looking around HP's and gcc's web-sites but haven't found anything.

Thanks,
Vic
There are 10 kinds of people, one that understands binary and one that doesn't.
4 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: gcc 3.0 compiler for Oracle 10r2

Hi Vic,

I think I'm right in saying that you only need GCC and/or Compaq C++ if you need to use some of the Pro*C/C++ or OCI functionality, although the installation notes are a bit vague.

I would try running the installer without it and see how far you get !

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: gcc 3.0 compiler for Oracle 10r2

_Exactly_ 3.0? I have installed "gcc (GCC)
3.4.6" from the source kit with no major
problems, although my notes suggest that
complaints from "yacc" led me to install GNU
"bison" (2.3), and complaints from "make" led
me to use GNU "make" (with "CC=cc"). (I may
have thought that those were major at the
time, but now that it works, ...)
Victor Semaska_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: gcc 3.0 compiler for Oracle 10r2

Steve,

When an installation guide doesn't say 'or higher' for version I usually try to install that version. We'll do what Rob suggests and try to install Oracle 10g to see how far we get without gcc. If it fails then I'll try installing gcc 3.0. If that doesn't work then I'll try 3.4.6.

Thanks,
Vic
There are 10 kinds of people, one that understands binary and one that doesn't.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: gcc 3.0 compiler for Oracle 10r2

> When an installation guide doesn't say 'or
> higher' [...]

One question is what the guide's author was
_really_ trying to say. If "3.0" meant
"3.x", then that might simplify things
considerably. Might be worth asking Oracle,
depending on what involves more work.

According to:

http://gcc.gnu.org/releases.html

GCC 3.4.6 March 06, 2006 (Latest 3.x)
GCC 3.1 May 15, 2002
GCC 3.0.4 February 20, 2002 (Latest 3.0.x)
GCC 3.0 June 18, 2001

So, _exactly_ 3.0 is getting pretty close to
fossil status. So much so, in fact, that on
the mirror site I checked,

ftp://mirrors.laffeycomputer.com/pub/gcc.gnu.org/pub/gcc/

version 3.1 was as far back as things went.

Everything's complicated.