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How to install the GNU/GCC stuff?

Posted: 2020/07/29 15:13:39
by Ramon F. Herrera
Hello all:

I am an old timer, from the days it took hours to build GCC. It bootstrapped itself and that kind of wizard operations.

Saw the writing on the wall, so I am upgrading to CentOS 7.

I am now stuck between a rock and a hard place:
- Install with yum: Is is really convenient, except that a lot of packages are ancient (GCC, PHP, etc., etc)
- Install outside of yum: I get the latest&greatest, but spend hours/days locating the correct dependencies.

Is this an industry trend? Software developers not making the product available to the yum repositories?

Perhaps my problem is that I need better repositories?

TIA

-Ramon F. Herrera
JFK Numbers

Re: How to install the GNU/GCC stuff?

Posted: 2020/07/29 21:37:52
by tunk
I think SCL has newer versions of some packages:
https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResou ... tories/SCL
This also has a description why RHEL/CentOS hasn't the newest.

Re: How to install the GNU/GCC stuff?

Posted: 2020/07/29 22:49:25
by TrevorH
Is this an industry trend? Software developers not making the product available to the yum repositories?
No, this is particular to RHEL and thus to CentOS and it is by design. The focus of RHEL is stability not the bleeding edge. If that's where you want to be then you are probably using the wrong distro for the job. Perhaps Fedora would be more suitable.

See the RHEL backporting pages for more details: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting