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Old 01-29-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
Arty Ziff
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Can't Compile Source Files


I've installed CentOS v5 (why? I'm familure with RHEL4, and I am comfortable with it).

But apparently, I failed to check the right boxes to give me an environment where I can compile / configure / make / install from source.

In other words, gcc and associated packages where missing.

So...

I installed gcc (yum install gcc), but apparently that's not enough.

When I expand an application archive and attempt ./configure, I get this:
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checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
And make gives me this:
Quote:
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
Doesn't matter what applications, so I assume I don't have all the gcc utilities.

What have I forgotten to install?
 
Old 01-29-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
linuxlover.chaitanya
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You need gnu autoconf and make/automake utilities as well if you want to compile packages from source.

yum install autoconf
yum install make or automake

This will install these packages.

Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 01-29-2009 at 12:18 AM.
 
  


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