compile software with older version of gcc and linux kernel

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http://serverfault.com – Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX Description: openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Release: 11.4 Codename: Celadon gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.5.1 Linux linux-14ay #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-12-19 23:39:38 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Hello, I am trying to install software on the above system. However, the software that I need requires an earlier version of gcc (version 4.1) my current install version is 4.5.1. It is possible to install an 4.1 on my current system? Where would I get the gcc version from? Also, I get this message about the Linux kernel The current kernel version (2.6.3 (HowTos)