[Sidefx-houdini-list] Compatibility with alternate Houdini gcc versions

Alvaro Castaneda varomix at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 09:58:58 EST 2013

if your system has gcc 4.1, then houdini gcc 4.1 will run ok
I've done that and never had any issues.

but yeah, try it and compile one of the sames that come with houdini, if
houdini opens and the sample compiles, you're good to go.


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On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 7:20 AM, Edward Lam <edward at sidefx.com> wrote:

> I would suggest just trying. If there's problems, then Houdini probably
> will not even start up. AFAIK, libc/gcc combos have been designed to be
> backwards compatible since gcc 3.4(?).
> -Edward
> On 30/01/2013 11:39 PM, Miles Green wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   is anyone out there running a different gcc version of Houdini than is
>> recommended for their Linux version?
>> i.e running a Houdini gcc4.1 build on a platform like Centos 6 (for
>> which it is recommended to use the Houdini gcc4.4 build)
>> Our developers are interested to know if it works without issues as this
>> would save them having to switch compilers per application (our
>> Maya/Nuke/boost/everything else are all set up for gcc4.1)
>> thanks
>>    Miles
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