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Old 07-27-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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iPod firewire install neat - ./configure failed (YDL)


After installing yellow dog in my iPod (run beautifully) I am faced with the problem of not been able to install additional softwares as ./configure return error like this:

yoeluk@localhost openbabel-2.0.2]$ ./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 auto silent in maintainer mode... auto-sleep-9
checking build system type... powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[yoeluk@localhost openbabel-2.0.2]$



I admit it, I am quite inexperienced about Linux... Help please!
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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You don't have a compiler installed so you can't compile the programs from source code. Can you install binary packages? (precompiled). I'm afraid that I don't know much about Yellow Dog or running on an iPod, but if you can get a binary package of gcc then you'll be on your way to being able to compile other programs.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yoeluk
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
i guess that's the problem. try to find the gcc executable then add its directory to your PATH variable.

example, if your gcc is in /usr/local/bin/, then do
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export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/bin
one more thing, do you really have gcc installed?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:06 AM   #4
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Thank you for your reply.

I thought I didn't have gcc or a compiler installed but got the same message when I try to install gcc

[yoeluk@localhost gcc-4.1.1]$ ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
checking build system type... powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln works... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
[yoeluk@localhost gcc-4.1.1]$

I would try a gcc binary but I haven't found any.
I added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin and usr/bin and usr/sbin but no change on the situation.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:25 AM   #5
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Installing gcc from source is the chicken and the egg situation... you need a compiler to compile the compiler .

The only binary package I could find is very outdated: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...owdog/2.3/gcc/ it might be enough to let you install a newer version of gcc though.

Good luck
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:59 AM   #6
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i guess crazyjimbo is right. you have to download and install the gcc rpms then recompile a new version of gcc. gcc-3.4.6 won't be bad. you can download gcc-3.4.6 from http://gcc.gnu.org/ after you install the rpms.

btw what distro are you using?
 
  


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