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GCC 7.2 binary for Raspberry Pi

I've compiled GCC 7.2.0 for Raspberry Pi, enabled languages C, C++ and Fortran. The compilers should work with all current versions of Pi. You can read more about how I compiled GCC at https://solarianprogrammer.com/2017/12/07/raspberry-pi-raspbian-compiling-gcc/ and you can repeat the process yourself if you wish to recreate the binary on your Pi.

How to use:

  • Extract the archive, it is a .tar.bz2 file:
tar xf gcc-7.2.0.tar.bz2
  • Copy/move gcc-7.2.0 to /usr/local/gcc-7.2.0
  • Extract the archive, it is a .tar.bz2 file:
sudo mv gcc-7.2.0 /usr/local
  • Add the above to your path:
export PATH=/usr/local/gcc-7.2.0/bin:$PATH
  • Now, you should be able to use the compilers: gcc-7.2.0 for C, g++-7.2.0 for C++ and gfortan-7.2.0 for Fortran.
  • If you want to permanently add the compilers to your path, append the export line to the end of your .bashrc file:
echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/gcc-7.2.0/bin:$PATH' >> .bashrc
source .bashrc