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Read the README or INSTALL file first .
Maybe you can find the answer.
In my opinion, the most possible reason is that
your system has no right c compiler which is requested in the configure file or you can't install this software through classical steps (such as ./configure make&make install ) at all.
To get gcc installed on Mandrake:
1) http://easyurpmi.zarb.org and setup access to the software repositories
2) System->Configuration->Packaging->Install Software
3) Type in gcc and click install. Also try typing in whatever you where trying to compile - its a lot easier to install stuff if you stick to the Mandrake packages.
I have the same problem.checking for C compiler default output file name... configure
I'm using Ubuntu and I have the same problem. When I try to compile programs I'm getting error Checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables. I have no idea how to tell the compiler the default output file name.
And as I was compiling one program made by my own I got a message
error: stdio: No such file or directory.
It looks like I have to edit some path where GCC is looking header files. But I'm just so newbie that I don't know how to do that.
eka.c:1:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
Make sure you have the glibc-devel package installed and check that there is a file /usr/include/stdio.h. If the file exists and you still get this error it may be the way you've written the include, my c/c++ is a little rusty but I think it should be
eka.c:2:19: error: conio.h: No such file or directory
conio.h is for an old non-standard Borland-proprietary console library for DOS/Windows. The Linux equivalent is the curses library, and you'll need to rewrite your code to use that if you want the program to work in Linux: http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?t=69433
I think this is really a programming question so you'll probably get better help in the programming forum on this site.