Hi there MrT. I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time:
a. Getting quality responses from your threads;
b. Finding the answers yourself;
c. Getting your compiler (GCC) installed.
I have hunted down a particular section of the RH manual that might help you with installing packages:
Along with that, I suggest you also take a look at a program called Synaptic:
You will be required to have apt installed to use Synaptic (Synaptic is a graphical front end for apt) so:
These 2 packages combined to make your life much easier when installing packages. They will resolve dependencies for you taking away at least half of the headaches associated with RPM.
Now to the nice side of RPM and getting these installed:
First we'll need to grab the packages, grab both the dev and regular files:
And dev: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...6-fr1.i386.rpm
To install them, make sure you are in the directory containing the packages you just downloaded (ls lists files so you can see if it's there), then type this, as root, into the command line:
rpm -ivh synaptic-0.36.1-fr1.i386.rpm apt-devel-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm
If you recieve errors, please post them up. After that's installed, you can then run synaptic and start downloading and installing packages MUCH easier. Now you will need to still install GCC, but you can do that easier with the new package you just installed.