So I'm working on a project and I wanted to use some C11 features for C. To use those features GCC 4.7 is required, so I went to synaptic and looked up 4.7, and I found the packages gcc-4.7-base so I installed it.
So now that gcc-4.7-base is installed I expected to be able to use 4.7, but no, when I do
gcc --version it still shows 4.6.3 even more, when I try to directly call 4.7(via
/usr/bin/gcc-4.7) it doesn't exist, though a
gcc-4.6 executable does exist.
How do I "activate" GCC 4.7? I read here, you do some crazy stuff with
update-alternatives, but it doesn't work for me as the
gcc-4.7 executable doesn't actually exist on my machine.
Notes: 1. I also saw gcc-4.6-base, so I figured I'd uninstall it, but synaptic attempted to remove every package I had installed and install a Java runtime, so for obvious reason I decided not to remove it.