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Old 05-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
msbaseball210
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Post ./configure wont wok on ubuntu


This is what i did:
downloaded the tar.gz
opened terminal and typed:
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tar xvf "filename"
a bunch of lines came up so it looked like it was going ok
then i typed:
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 cd "directory"
then i typed:
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./configure
this is where i got my problem - the first line came up ok but on the second line i got an error:
Quote:
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
the file is audacity for ubuntu from softpedia.com

any help appreciated (but dont tell me to use the add program thing, for some reason it wont work)
 
Old 05-10-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by msbaseball210 View Post

this is where i got my problem - the first line came up ok but on the second line i got an error:

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checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
Well, did you check the config.log? I'm guessing you don't have appropriate permissions to where ever you extracted this tar.gz to, and it is trying to create a file where you don't have permissions.
Where did you run the tar zxvf command from, where is this directory located, and what are its permissions.
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ls -ld /name/of/directory
You can try to run this as sudo ./configure and if it works, then it is a permissions issue. I usually extract source into my home directory, do the ./configure and make from there, then run sudo make install.
 
Old 05-10-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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You probably don't have the gcc compiler installed. Start synaptic and search for gcc. If gcc is not installed then use synaptic to install gcc.

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apt-get install build-essential



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