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bhaskarvk / Setup GCC and CLANG
Last active Aug 29, 2020
Proper GCC (vers. 5/6/7) & LLVM/CLANG (vers. 4/5) Toolchain Setup on Ubuntu/Linux Mint
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This approach uses update-alternatives to manage GCC and LLVM/CLANG C/C++ compiler toolchains. Although tested on Linux Mint 18.3, this approach should work on any Debian based distro or for that matter any Linux distro with update-alternatives support, provided the packages are installed correctly.

There are 3 files

  • installs GCC versions 5/6/7 and sets up alternatives for gcc/g++/cpp/gfortran.
  • installs LLVM and CLANG versions 4/5 and sets up alternatives for various LLVM and CLANG programs including clang and clang++.
  • sets up alternatives for the cc, cxx, and the ld commands. This script can be used to change systemwide default compiler/linker combination to either GCC or CLANG.

Once these scripts are run you can change the system GCC/CLANG versions by running sudo update-alternatives --config gcc|clang. To change the default compiler/linker combo used by t

myusuf3 /
Created Nov 3, 2014
How effectively delete a git submodule.

To remove a submodule you need to:

  • Delete the relevant section from the .gitmodules file.
  • Stage the .gitmodules changes git add .gitmodules
  • Delete the relevant section from .git/config.
  • Run git rm --cached path_to_submodule (no trailing slash).
  • Run rm -rf .git/modules/path_to_submodule (no trailing slash).
  • Commit git commit -m "Removed submodule "
  • Delete the now untracked submodule files rm -rf path_to_submodule
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