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Old 12-03-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
firebirds98
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configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH


Im a newb to linux and I have a project in which I have to install some type of server service and I thought that running a jabber server would be cool but I am currently getting that error when i run the ./configure

Here is the error im getting
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[jabber@student093129 jabberd-2.0s2]$ ./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 if developer mode enabled... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
There is a gcc folder through /usr/libexec/gcc


I need anyhelp I cant get. I really appreciate it.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Did you follow the instructions?
Code:
See `config.log' for more details.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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yes i really just dont understand hwat im looking for. this project is pretty much over my head. its the first time i have ever used linux and such.

Im not sure if the path to the gcc is wrong or what.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:56 AM   #4
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Find the section in config.log where the failure occurred and it will tell you why. I suspect you don't have gcc installed. Maybe if you let us know what distro you're using. Many don't install with gcc or the rest of the toolchain as the default.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
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OK, /usr/libexec/gcc isn't the gcc compiler. You need to install gcc. Depending on what distro you are using it is done differently. Let us know what distro you are running and we will be able to help you install gcc. After that things will go further with your compile, but you still may have problems. This one is easy to fix though.

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Old 01-01-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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Oddly enough, I have the exact same problem and question. I use Debian, if you guys could help that would be great!
 
Old 01-01-2008, 08:53 PM   #7
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Oddly enough, I have the exact same problem and question. I use Debian, if you guys could help that would be great!
Rather old thread to be digging up but anyways apt-get install build-essential.
 
  


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