Could somebody please advise how I could install g++ 4.8 ? I understand its not an official release yet (and that I would need to manually download a file) but I get internal compiler bug issues with 4.7 and apparently the bug has been fixed in 4.8.

The problem is I do not know how to manually install g++ 4.8 when downloading the file etc.

Thanks in advance

  • Is sudo apt-get install g++-4.8 not good enough? It is the default on 13.10. – dobey Nov 4 '13 at 22:28
  • Not when I have 12.10 installed.... but I think I may change this. Only problem is I appreciate having buttons to restart and shut down (there's a 13.10 bug which hides the shutdown menu). – user997112 Nov 5 '13 at 22:15

For 13.10:

Just use sudo apt-get install g++-4.8.

For 13.04 and earlier:

Use the ubuntu-toolchain ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install g++-4.8

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