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I have been running for a few days on SuSE 9.1, and I have been very surprised to discover that there is no C or C++ compiler installed with the OS. So I have tried to install gcc-3.4.3; I was young and naive at that time, and I thought that I wouldn't need a C compiler to install a C compiler... But as you will have guessed, I do need one, at least for the tar.gz release.
I have read a few threads on this forum concerning installation from the rpm file; so I dowloaded the rpm file and decompressed it (rpm -i -vv gcc-3-3-3...). Then I typed ./configure and guess what ?
1921682107:/usr/src/packages/SOURCES/gcc-3.3.3-20040413 # ./configure
Configuring for a i686-pc-linux-gnu host.
Created "Makefile" in /usr/src/packages/SOURCES/gcc-3.3.3-20040413 using "mt-frag"
./configure: line 8: cc: command not found
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.
Eventually, my question is: how can it be possible to install a program without compiling it ?
Am I bound to loop forever on my quest of a C compiler?
It worked! I downloaded the gcc-3.3.3-41.i586.rpm and glibdc-devel-2.3.3-98.i586.rpm files from one of the Suse ftp, decompressed them one after the other via rpm -i -vv <fileName> (the libdc first) and all went smooth!
As I tried to tell you in your other thread, rpms (of this nature) are tied to the specific distro and version(not just the kernel version). Your version should be in:
I couldn't find the folder '/etc/redhat-release' nor the file 'redhat-release'.
May be they installed the system with the minimum to run PHP and MySQL,
because it is the service I purchased.