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Old 09-22-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
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Distribution: Debian (unstable Branch) 2.6 Kernel
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Red face C compiler cannot create executables


Well after weeks of faild attempts of installing Debian Sarge, i finally got it installed. I love it. Altho it is a bit hard to master a few things i found simple in other distos. I even wiped out my 80GB secondary HD today and i did not even realise

Anyways, i have been having a problem for some time now when i try to compile a programe under debian. I was trying to compile a programe i downloaded and i get the folling error;

localhost:~/gift-0.11.4# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

I have GCC installed, I have googled half way across the know universe to find out what is wrong. Lots of diffrent people say diffrent things.

But i still dont have an answer...... Im sure it is something really easy.

I would like to get this resolved as soon as possible as Debian is the only OS in my computer. Havent touched widows for over a year now

And the other Distos bore me now as they dont offer the flexability of debian.

Thanks in advance
Old 09-22-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Texas, USA
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, SuSE 9.1
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same problem here as i'm trying to install binutils in my lfs os.
make LDFLAGS="-all-static"

reders the same error messages. Won't someone please help!?
Old 09-23-2003, 02:41 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: London
Distribution: Debian (unstable Branch) 2.6 Kernel
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Well it would seem the the problem is that i did not G++ installed, Rico maybe the same for you too..... try apt-get install g++

I have some other problems now, but i will see if i can solve them myself. If not ill be back soo ;-)


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