I'm very new to Mac and right now my operating system is 10.10 Yosemite. I installed XCode and Xcode CLT, gcc came along with it as well. I was asked to change the default compiler to gcc. I went online to this question here to find out how to do it - How to set gcc 4.8 as default gcc compiler
and these were the instructions I chose to follow (They seemed pretty straightforward) -
cd /usr/bin rm cc gcc c++ g++ ln -s gcc-4.8 cc ln -s gcc-4.8 gcc ln -s c++-4.8 c++ ln -s g++-4.8 g++
But the problem is that now when I type
gcc it says Command not found. Why is that?
cd /usr/bin/ and
ls I can see gcc, cc, g++, clang etc.
It basically says the same message 'command not found' for these commands -
(I was wondering why the instructions above mentioned to rm those 4 but this answer has been provided in multiple places so it must be correct.)
clang still works thankfully, although I still require gcc.
I also used
sudo port install gcc49 to get gcc4.9 and I assumed it would have installed it perfectly, but I still get the same gcc error.
Can anyone give me a step wise procedure on what I should do to get gcc, cc, g++ and c++ working again?
Again - Mac newbie here. Please be kind :(