I want to install GNU g++, and thought
since Darwin is under the hold this would not
too much of a problem. All I am finding
are commercial packages.
Is there not a GNU g++ version available
for os x
Thanks for the help
g++ is the nickname for GCC. It is included in the BSD subsystem of MacOS X. AFAIK, every new Mac ships with the BSD subsystem installed and, thus, GCC available out of the box. Xcode uses GCC as its compiler engine. The takeaway message is that you don't have to install GCC unless you uninstalled it sometime in the past.
GCC is not part of the BSD system in Mac OS X. It's not even in your Mac OS X CD. You need to use the Developer's Tool's CD which is a separate CD that came with your Mac. Installing this will install Xcode and GCC, and lots of other goodies.