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I have gcc-4.6.3 installed in my PC.but for my project I need gcc-4.4.3 version. I do not mind removing gcc-4.6.3 but I badly need gcc-4.4.3. How can I downgrade? or how can I keep two gcc and make gcc-4.4.3 as primary GCC.?

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What is your distribution/OS? –  Mat Mar 11 '13 at 6:32
    
Is it really impossible to port the code forward? It shouldn't be too hard, and you reap the benefits of lots of impovements in GCC (and the languages). –  vonbrand Mar 11 '13 at 14:12

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apt-get or yum should simplify a lot for you. You can even compile your own and use that path and it will pick the gcc of the path you specified.

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The package repositories won't carry museum-worthy versions of GCC around (except possibly for oldish, "enterprise" distributions, but those will soon be end-of-life too). –  vonbrand Mar 11 '13 at 14:12

In ubuntu, (and others maybe), you can have both, go to synaptic package manager then choose the version you want to use, install it, the in terminal enter : "gcc" without the (") the press tab twice or more the terminal then will show you all gcc versions, type the one you want (always) e.g. gcc-4.2 -o yourfile.c

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