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Is there a repository containing packages for old versions of gcc, for the latest Ubuntu. I want to install gcc3 alongside gcc 4, for programs that need gcc3 specifically.

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Or alternatively to the Debian snapshots Elazar posted in his answer, you can use the Ubuntu package repositories for the older Ubuntu releases: http://packages.ubuntu.com

Add them to the /etc/apt/sources.list as Elazar already described:

deb     http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe

The Hardy Universe repository is the one that contains gcc-3.4.

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You can use debian snapshots. Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb     http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20070730T000000Z/ lenny main
deb-src http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20070730T000000Z/ lenny main
deb     http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian-security/20070730T000000Z/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian-security/20070730T000000Z/ lenny/updates main

Now do

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install g++-3.4

And you're set!

This works for many other old packages, make sure you select the correct timestamp, look for the correct one at snapshots.debian website.

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I get this error after installing and trying to compile a program. Can you help me with this? –  Phani Nov 8 at 4:11
    
@Phani not sure. Did you install all g++-3.4's dependencies? –  Elazar Leibovich Nov 9 at 9:24
    
How do I do that? I installed build-essential using apt-get. –  Phani Nov 14 at 23:09
    
Add the debian snapshot repository. You might want to check out a tutorial how to add repositories to debian. –  Elazar Leibovich Nov 16 at 9:37
    
What happened after you followed the steps in the answer? –  Elazar Leibovich Nov 16 at 9:37

gcc-3.3 is available in all current stable releases (In lucid, it is available in lucid-backports)

List of binaries available per release

You can see the above list with the following commands:

Source package list:

rmadison gcc-3.3

Source and binary list:

rmadison gcc-3.3 -S
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For 4.2.3 I had to add

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main

to my /etc/apt/sources.list

Reference1, Reference2

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