May 02
Apologies, but the website is extremely outdated, and I cannot find reliable, specific instructions on how to install  recent GDC on linux.

Distribution packages are often quite behind. For example, Ubuntu 16LTS which we are still on at work max out at GDC 5.

LDC is a tarball. Is there a similarly straightforward way to install GDC? If not, is this because we are constrained by system-available GCC version?

Thanks all for your help.

May 03
On Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 21:08:33 UTC, James Blachly wrote:
> Apologies, but the website is extremely outdated, and I cannot find reliable, specific instructions on how to install  recent GDC on linux.
>
> Distribution packages are often quite behind. For example, Ubuntu 16LTS which we are still on at work max out at GDC 5.
>
> LDC is a tarball. Is there a similarly straightforward way to install GDC? If not, is this because we are constrained by system-available GCC version?
>
> Thanks all for your help.

I fear, it is not that straightforward currently, but anyway possible with some excercise.
Slackware 14.2, I'm using, ships GCC5 as well; but I've built GCC 8 with D and installed it in /opt/gdc.

I've built binaries for GCC 7 with D 2.081.2 for Ubuntu 18.04 some time ago: https://forum.dlang.org/post/ofowhrbeibuonqlkhgxa@forum.dlang.org

For building from source you can look at my Slackware build scripts (it is plain Shell):
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/development/gcc-d/
https://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.2/development/gcc-d/gcc-d.SlackBuild

I hope I can provide some more binaries this time as soon as I finish my work on 2.086 (probably for 2.086.1).