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Old 09-29-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
notmatt
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I have had exactly the same problem whilst trying to compile qmail following the instrucitons at [http://www.shupp.org/toaster/] I'm using Debian.

I get the following error message:


checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking for C++ compiler default output... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables

Any ideas? I'm going to keep on searching google...
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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Please don't post a new question into an existing thread, even if it's similar. Your problem may be different and new thread helps people find unanswered questions. Thanks.

Are you able to compile any program? From your error message it looks as if you don't have gcc installed. What happens when you run the command 'gcc'. If it doesn't exist - apt-get install gcc
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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Fair enough.

It isn't as simple as a lack of a compiler unfortunately (I've compiled a few bits and bobs on this install). I think the script isn't looking for gcc, that may be the issue. I'll have a poke though it and see if I can sort something. If I'm still struggling tomorrow I'll make another thread.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:17 PM   #4
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It's looking for g++, actually. If it's available, check $CFLAGS and $CPPFLAGS environmental variables. If they're incorrect, you may get such result.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 07:59 AM   #5
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I'm now going to eat my words. I was assuming that the program I was trying to compile needed a C compiler. ie. that gcc was what it needed and seeing as I have that installed why wasn't the silly thing working. It didn't, it wanted a c++ compiler, which doesn't seem to come in the standard debian install (well not in mine at least). I installed g++ and it all works fine.

Sorry to have dragged this thread back up to the top of the forums again.

Thanks Mara for your help.
 
  


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