I need to download and install g++4.9 in order to work with regex in c++11 for a school project. I downloaded the source but it seems it does not work .. I searched for the rpm and 1-ClickInstall and everything I find seems not to work. So I'm here looking for a solution. How can I install g++4.9 on OpenSuse 13.1 ?

Thanks !

  • g++4.8 doesn't support regex. Apr 21, 2015 at 10:20
  • What went wrong when you tried to use the gcc 4.9 source? Apr 21, 2015 at 10:21
  • Also, what RPMs did you try? Apr 21, 2015 at 10:24
  • @StephenKitt I did the mkdir objdir , cd objdir, ../gcc4.9.2/configure, make, sudo make install, but g++4.9 is not found, I'm trying to recompile it again after having my pc reinstalled. About the RPM I did not find any for openSuse, I tried one for an other linux but it asks for dependency .. Apr 21, 2015 at 10:26
  • When building from source you may just end up with g++, not g++4.9 (and it would be g++-4.9 anyway). If your rebuild doesn't work, you could always try the OpenSuse 13.2 RPMs from rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/opensuse/13.2/x86_64/… (and their dependencies as necessary)... Apr 21, 2015 at 10:29

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openSUSE has some "extended" repositories, that include various tools (gcc-4.9 and gcc-5.0 beta are there).

From root shell add repository and enable it:

# zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/gcc/openSUSE_13.1/ devel-gcc

Refresh repository cached metadata:

# zypper ref

Install g++ 4.9

# zypper in gcc49-c++

To use it, explicitly compile with g++-4.9

Check other packages at http://software.opensuse.org/


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