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Where can I get gcc for AIX 4.3?

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Hi. I have been trying to get a version of gcc to work on my AIX 4.3 box.  I have gcc 3.3.4, but when I compile my code, I get all sorts of compile errors in the curses headers.  I am not sure if it has to do woth the version of gcc or not, so I was goiong to upgrade to the latest version of gcc (3.4.3).  I  have the source code and was attempting to build it, but it constantly fails. Are there binaries out there that I can just download for AIX 4.3?  Also, does anybody know of any incompatibilities between AIX 4.3 and gcc 3.3.4 that would cause me to have problems compiling curses code?  Thanks  in advance.
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Is it possible that you're missing a library? (Like ncurses?) I would try installing that first.

You can get installable gcc packages (and much more) for AIX 4.3.3 at www.bullfreeware.com.
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Linking isn't the problem.  I can't even get it to compile   I'm using gcc 3.3.4.  Is  this not supported by AIX 4.3?  When I went to the website you gave me above, I noticed for AIX 4.3.3, it only goes up to gcc 3.3.1.0.  
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Also, I'm running 4.3, not 4.3.3.  Is this going to be a problem if I try to use the website you gave me above?
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Not sure, sometimes the installable packages are slightly out of date. It's been a while since I've been there. You might not be able to get the 'latest and greatest/bleeding edge' until they release a package for it.
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What does oslevel report? I wasn't aware there was ever just a v4.3 but but shouldn't be a problem. It's just installing binary sets. If it doesn't work, you can just uninstall.
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it's 4.3.3.0.  I was using uname to get the info, and it doesn't report to that level.  thanks.  Ok, I'll try an earlier version of gcc and see if that makes a difference.
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Before I instll this I would like to know if gcc 3.3.4 is compatible with AIX 4.3.3.  Where can I find this info?  I don't want to go back a gcc version to find that it wasn't the problem.
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I'm sure it's compatible if you were able to compile and install it. Where did you get the copy you're using now? What exactly are the errors you're seeing when you're trying to compile with it?

Here is another site with AIX binaries specifically distributing gcc 3.3.4:

http://aixpdslib.seas.ucla.edu/packages/gcc.html

Also, there is a note on that page:

Note:  A fix for the AIX assembler is needed in order to build a working libstdc++. The fixes are APAR IY26685 (AIX 4.3) or APAR IY25528 (AIX 5.1). See http://gcc.gnu.org/install/specific.html#*-ibm-aix* for more information.

Not sure if that applies, but it's worth investigating.
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