Sheer drudgery of having to get into another login was what avoided the mailing list - already inundated with too many digests in the mail. Will get into the mailing list (I actually thought I was on it but did not receive anything before). Thanks.
The previous post's attached zip file has the diff patch as well.
Also when using a freshly compiled generic Jessie template with LAMP, found that 428 packages were installed of which 3 versions of gcc were available:
gcc-4.7-base:i386, 4.8, and 4.9 as well.