Re: [AMBER-Developers] Compilation of AMBER Tools

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 18:54:40 -0700

> gcc_select is MacPorts only, and since the newest version of
> gcc_select, its
> behavior has changed. (Instead of using "gcc_select mp-gcc45" you need
> to
> use "port select gcc mp-gcc45"). I think it's fine to drop support for
> old
> GNU compilers when supporting them becomes inconvenient since they're
> open
> source, and updating is typically as easy as "port install gcc45" or
> "apt-get install gcc45". For the commercial compilers we should
> probably
> work a little harder to maintain compatibility...

Assuming you have ROOT which on a large number of machines is NOT the case
and the person that has root is VERY resistant to installing something new.
End result a lot of additional effort and bureaucracy that just drives
people crazy.
My 5c... (the smallest denomination of coin I still use).

All the best

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