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4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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6<guide link="/doc/en/gcc-upgrading.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/gcc-upgrading.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux GCC Upgrade Guide</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux GCC Upgrade Guide</title>
42you, you can safely postpone upgrade as long as your GCC version is supported by 42you, you can safely postpone upgrade as long as your GCC version is supported by
43Gentoo developers. 43Gentoo developers.
44</p> 44</p>
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46<p> 46<p>
47If you install a newer version of GCC, the system will not switch over to use it 47If you install a new major version of GCC (such as 3.3.6 to 3.4.5), the system
48automatically. You'll have to explicitly request the change because the 48will not switch over to use it automatically. You'll have to explicitly request
49migration process might require some additional steps. If you decide not to 49the change because the migration process might require some additional steps.
50switch, Portage will continue to use older version of your compiler until you 50If you decide not to switch, Portage will continue to use older version of your
51change your mind, or remove the old compiler from the system. 51compiler until you change your mind, or remove the old compiler from the system.
52Non-major gcc upgrades are switched automatically for you (such as 3.4.5 to
533.4.6).
52</p> 54</p>
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54<p> 56<p>
55This guide will document the necessary steps required to perform a seamless 57This guide will document the necessary steps required to perform a seamless
56upgrade of the compiler used by your Gentoo box. A specific section is 58upgrade of the compiler used by your Gentoo box. A specific section is

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