Difficulty configuring dynare in Ubuntu 18.04
There doesn't seem to be an easy way to get Ubuntu 18.04 to default to GCC 8 if GCC 7 is around, which is normally is because of build-essentials.
It would be nice if the configure script for dynare, double checked that gcc and g++ and gfortran are >= 8, and if they aren't lookede for gcc-8, etc. instead.
I'm not sure how much work this would be inside the configure scripts. But if you think it's a good idea I can look into it. It would be especially helpful if you had thoughts on the best way to do this, because I'm ignorant when it comes to configure things.
I did write this script after >30m of searching on the internet update-alternatives.sh