I want the latest version of GCC, namely the GCC 6.0, for running a software. The linux version installed is 14.04 LTS. Every time I am trying to upgrade the GCC version I am ending up installing the version 4.8.4.

  • did you try to sudo apt-get install gcc-6* or better sudo apt-get install gcc-6-base?
    – Videonauth
    Apr 20 '16 at 10:17
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    @Videonauth gcc-6 is not in the repos for 14.04, it5 is only in testing.
    – Mark Kirby
    Apr 20 '16 at 10:36
  • Ok, thanks for that information, guess we never stop learning :) Then i guess compiling it from source would be a option.
    – Videonauth
    Apr 20 '16 at 10:38
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    It would seem to me, you can only get a test build of gcc 6 on 16.04, with this PPA you can get to 5 but the package for 6 won't be found for 14.04 or 15.10 launchpad.net/~ubuntu-toolchain-r/+archive/ubuntu/test
    – Mark Kirby
    Apr 20 '16 at 10:42
  • Full set of commands for setting up gcc 6 on Ubuntu 14.04 are on gist.github.com/application2000/…, including update-alternatives so that you can switch between gcc versions as you need to
    – WillC
    Nov 4 '18 at 9:14

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