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    The xPack GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

    A standalone cross-platform (Windows/macOS/Linux) GCC binary distribution, intended for reproducible builds.

    In addition to the the binary archives and the package meta data, this project also includes the build scripts.


    This open source project is hosted on GitHub as xpack-dev-tools/gcc-xpack and provides the platform specific binaries for the xPack GNU Compiler Collection; it includes, in addition to project metadata, the full build scripts.

    Release schedule

    This distribution generally follows the official GNU Compiler Collection releases.

    User info

    This section is intended as a shortcut for those who plan to use the GCC binaries. For full details please read the xPack GNU Compiler Collection pages.

    Supported languages

    The xPack GCC binaries include support for:

    • C
    • C++
    • Obj-C
    • Obj-C++

    -static-libgcc -static-libstdc++

    To avoid issues with shared libraries, specific to toolchains installed in custom locations, it is highly recommended to use only the static versions of the GCC libraries.

    For this append -static-libgcc -static-libstdc++ to the linker line.

    Easy install

    The easiest way to install GCC is using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/gcc from the registry.


    The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm page.


    With the xpm tool available, installing the latest version of the package and adding it as a dependency for a project is quite easy:

    cd my-project
    xpm init # Only at first use.
    xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/gcc@latest
    ls -l xpacks/.bin

    This command will:

    • install the latest available version, into the central xPacks store, if not already there
    • add symbolic links to the central store (or .cmd forwarders on Windows) into the local xpacks/.bin folder.

    The central xPacks store is a platform dependent folder; check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform). This location is configurable via the environment variable XPACKS_STORE_FOLDER; for more details please check the xpm folders page.

    It is also possible to install GCC globally, in the user home folder:

    xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/gcc@latest


    To remove the links from the current project:

    cd my-project
    xpm uninstall @xpack-dev-tools/gcc

    To completely remove the package from the global store:

    xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/gcc

    Manual install

    For all platforms, the xPack GNU Compiler Collection binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

    The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub Releases page.

    For more details please read the Install page.


    The version strings used by the GCC project are three number strings like 12.2.0; to this string the xPack distribution adds a four number, but since semver allows only three numbers, all additional ones can be added only as pre-release strings, separated by a dash, like 12.2.0-1. When published as a npm package, the version gets a fifth number, like 12.2.0-1.1.

    Since adherence of third party packages to semver is not guaranteed, it is recommended to use semver expressions like ^12.2.0 and ~12.2.0 with caution, and prefer exact matches, like 12.2.0-1.1.

    Maintainer info


    The quick answer is to use the GitHub Discussions.

    For more details please read the Support page.


    The original content is released under the MIT License, with all rights reserved to Liviu Ionescu.

    The binary distributions include several open-source components; the corresponding licenses are available in the installed distro-info/licenses folder.

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