I appreciate your comments and advice. Let me explain what I am trying to do, right away saying that this is new ground for me. I have used PCLinuxOS as a Desktop since the 2007 distro, which is why I am here and not in some other forum. Recently I caught the Raspberry Pi (RPi) bug, a whole load of reasons but lets keep this short.
I wanted to use a RPi to run a home management software called DomotiGa, which runs on Gambas. I got Gambas3 compiled on the RPi and DomotiGa running on it so decided to learn more about Gambas by brushing off a retired Thinkpad R60 and installing PCLOS-2012. As it is a single task machine, that I can easily reinstall, trying things on it is not an issue, so I'll take your advice and try compiling llvm.
Regarding Mandriva. The Gambas site lists the prerequisites for a number of distros but not PCLinuxOS, the list for Mandriva seemed to have the closest naming convention so I used it to search in Synaptic and got more hits than misses.
As to what PCLinuxOS is. For me it proved an excellent way to get a look into Linux, coming from Windows, and to go on to wanting to take a look 'under the hood'. I also understand the need to maintain a supportable, stable, standard; which is probably why PCLinuxOS is so easy for a Linux neophyte to use.
My questions are:
- what should someone in my position do; if I now start installing non-distro software? I am not experienced enough to think I can do so with out needing support at some point. Would I be right thinking that I should then address any issues to the developers of the software component that seems to be causing the problem, rather than in this forum?
- the version of llvm that I am looking for 3.1 will presumably be included in the repository when it is next updated, is there a timetable for updates?
- is it planned to add Gambas3 to the distro in the near future?