Originally Posted by msbaseball210
this is where i got my problem - the first line came up ok but on the second line i got an error:
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.
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.