I have recently upgraded my dev machine to Ubuntu 16.04 (fresh install, wiped 14.04)
The default version of gcc is
A problem that I have is a vendor supplied library is only built using gcc-4.9, which is not compatible with gcc-5.
I have asked the vendor to provide a new version of the library, but it is unlikely that that will happen any time soon.
In the meantime I have installed
gcc-4.9.3 from Ubuntu's package repos.
I now have both gcc-4.9 and gcc-5 installed:
ls -l /usr/bin/gcc*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 May 9 11:49 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-5
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 838008 Apr 13 23:23 /usr/bin/gcc-4.9
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 915704 Apr 13 11:29 /usr/bin/gcc-5
I tried to build our source with gcc-4.9, but now I come up against the same ABI issues, but going the other way.
The problem I have is that we have a bunch of dependencies which we would typically install from the distro packages
sudo apt-get install \
Whilst I can configure my build to use gcc-4.9
mkdir build && cd build
CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.9 CXX=/usr/bin/g++-4.9 cmake ..
I now get linker errors when linking against
So the next step that I tried was to remove all the dependencies installed from the distro repos and start building the dependencies from source.
CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.9 CXX=/usr/bin/g++-4.9 ./configure
sudo make install
The problem here is that I'm starting to head down a rabbit-hole. Each dependency has other dependencies, and I'm not sure where it's going to end.
The other option is to downgrade back to Ubuntu 14.04 or some version which ships with gcc-4.9 instead of gcc-5.
Before I try this thurmonuclear option, I was wondering if there's a better way to do this?
Maybe it's possible to install from repos built with gcc-4.9, or some other way?