Is there anyway to enable or install plugin support for gcc in RHEL/CentOS?

  • The -fplugin option doesn't work? What version of RHEL? – jordanm Jan 6 '13 at 5:34
  • what you want to achieve ? just want to packages which help to compile packages or what ? – Rahul Patil Jan 7 '13 at 8:38
  • I would like to do it at least on RHEL 6 and hopefully RHEL 5. Specifically, I'm trying to build and use odb and it requires plugin support for gcc. – Dave Johansen Jan 7 '13 at 15:52

Plugin support for GCC was added in 4.5 and so it is not available in RHEL 5 and 6 without building a newer version of GCC from source or without using the devtoolset.

Also, a branch was made to backport plugin support to gcc 4.4, but I'm not sure what the status of that build is and it doesn't appear to be available as an RPM for CentOS/RHEL.

15:13 [root:~]# yum search gcc
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: 
 * extras: 
 * rpmforge: 
 * updates: 
===================================================== N/S Matched: gcc ======================================================
compat-libgcc-296.i686 : Compatibility 2.96-RH libgcc library
gcc-c++.i686 : C++ support for GCC
gcc-gnat.i686 : Ada 95 support for GCC
gcc-java.i686 : Java support for GCC
gcc-objc.i686 : Objective-C support for GCC
gcc-objc++.i686 : Objective-C++ support for GCC
libgcc.i686 : GCC version 4.4 shared support library
compat-gcc-34.i686 : Compatibility GNU Compiler Collection
compat-gcc-34-c++.i686 : C++ support for compatibility compiler
compat-gcc-34-g77.i686 : Fortran 77 support for compatibility compiler
gcc.i686 : Various compilers (C, C++, Objective-C, Java, ...)
gcc-gfortran.i686 : Fortran support
libgcj.i686 : Java runtime library for gcc
libgcj-devel.i686 : Libraries for Java development using GCC
libgcj-src.i686 : Java library sources from GCC4 preview
libgomp.i686 : GCC OpenMP v3.0 shared support library
libmudflap.i686 : GCC mudflap shared support library
libmudflap-devel.i686 : GCC mudflap support
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    I had looked at that list before posting this and, at least from the descriptions, none of those seemed to provide support for plugin usage with gcc. – Dave Johansen Jan 7 '13 at 15:53

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