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You're missing GCC, the Gnu C Compiler, which is part of the regular development tools that you need if you want to be able to build programs from source. GCC should be on your CD, if you're using RedHat 9 it should be called gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm. You will need several other packages as well.
To install an rpm package type rpm -ivh <filename>, so in this case you should type rpm -ivh gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm.
Originally posted by hw-tph To install an rpm package type rpm -ivh <filename>, so in this case you should type rpm -ivh gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm.
just to add to Hakan's post - it's been a while since I used RH, but there should be a graphical utility to help you install packages, which you may find easier at this stage. it should be in the default graphical menus on your desktop - launch that and look in 'development' section or something similar - it will prompt you to insert the right cd.