I can't compile ("make") anything at the moment. It all ends with the following:

as: unrecognized option '--64'

So I searched for the cause and found that

gcc -version

gave me this:

gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20060728 (prerelease) (TIGCC 4.1.2-pre9)
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO

Ah, yes, I did install TIGCC at some point (it's used to cross-compile C programs for the TI calculators). I really don't need it anymore, but I can't find how I'm supposed to reconfigure gcc back to normal. I tried doing

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gcc binutils

but it doesn't change anything. I could try with --purge, but that would require me to uninstall a lot of other packages (like graphic drivers x_x). Anything simpler I should try? :)



type -a

returned two paths for gcc, one of which was the one from tigcc. I deleted that file and now gcc --version shows the correct one (4.8.2). However, I still get the same errors! :(

$ as --version
GNU assembler 2.16.1
Copyright 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License.  This program has absolutely no warranty.
This assembler was configured for a target of `m68k-coff'.

I have no idea what m68k-coff is/means... but I'm on a AMD x64 system! ?

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    m68k-coff is a cross compiler for win
    – chaskes
    Feb 7 '15 at 5:15
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    What does dpkg -S $(which as) say?
    – muru
    Feb 7 '15 at 5:17
  • dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /home/USER/bin/as
    – comeauch
    Feb 7 '15 at 5:18
  • but 'which as' returns 'home/USER/bin/as' which looks suspicious to me... the gcc from TIGCC was also in there... should I just delete that as well?
    – comeauch
    Feb 7 '15 at 5:20
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    @muru so the binaries were in home, which explains why it wasn't part of the alternatives setup; but I'm still unsure about what just happened here.
    – chaskes
    Feb 7 '15 at 5:25

So in the quite improbable case that anyone has the same problems and doesn't mind getting rid of TIGCC, I had to delete /home/USER/bin/gcc and /home/USER/bin/as.

When issuing

$ type -a

and same thing for as.

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