On 05/04/2012 10:54 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote: > OK, this will have to wait until I can get a gcc 4.7 system up and running. > > Tim No kidding - Arch on virtualbox - about a 15-20 minute install. Really, really simple, just create a new VM (it already has defaults for Archlinux, so if you give your VM the name 'Arch x86_64' for example, it fills in the remainder of the settings with Archlinux named as the distro. Then just download the 'net install' either i686, x86_64, or 'dual' for both and boot your VM from it. http://www.archlinux.org/download/ Then it is a simple matter of following the text prompt to type arch/setup, accept the defaults and select both the 'base' and 'base-devel' sets of packages and your done -> you have the most current (based on official software releases - not betas) distro going. Arch is rarely more than 3 days behind upstream. Get lost, just ask or: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.