problem installing an older version of gcc


I'm new to ubuntu:)

I'm trying to compile a program in Matlab using mex (Matlab), but I'm getting an error that I'm using gcc version 4.6.3 and the currently supported version with mex is 4.4.x.

So I downloaded gcc 4.4.3, but when I try to open it using Ubuntu software center, I'm getting an error: Dependency is not satisfiable: gcc-4.4-base (=4.4.3-4ubuntu5.1).

I don't know how to solve this problem. Can anyone please help? any help will be greatly appreciated as I'm quite stuck.

Thanks in advance,


1 Answer 1


You don't need to download a package manually. Just install it using Software Centre and it will download the appropriate packages for your installation! That's how easy Software Centre works.

Click here: gcc-4.4 Install gcc-4.4.

Then use gcc-4.4 to invoke that specific version. Your gcc will be kept the default version though. If you really need to change the system default, see Choose gcc and g++ version

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