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Native version is 4.2.2
Why it is so old? There is many gcc versions in ports.
Can I use them to compile kernel/world?
How many problems may arise if I will use gcc from ports?
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It's old because of the licensing of newer versions of [FILE]gcc[/FILE], 4.2.2 is the last version with a suitable license for FreeBSD.
Stick to the default [FILE]gcc[/FILE] on 8.2 or you will run into major problems. On FreeBSD 9 you have the option to use [FILE]clang[/FILE] to compile world and kernel, however [FILE]clang[/FILE] is not able to compile some of the ports.http://wiki.freebsd.org/BuildingFreeBSDWithClang
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Nor is GCC capable of building LibreOffice when kernel and world are build with clang
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