Originally Posted by zackbanda
Thanks for the quickly response.... lovely community.
I downloaded Minicom ad tried to install it, this is what i got when i did the first step:
[root@Microlink zackeyo]# cd minicom-2.3/
[root@Microlink minicom-2.3]# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@Microlink minicom-2.3]# make
bash: make: command not found
..I'm still new to Linux, please help with what i should do in order to install this software.
Download and install the GCC compiler. You can find binaries (pre-compiled), for your distro. Try http://rpm.pbone.net
, and look for both the GCC and the minicom binaries. You can install them (after you download them), with "rpm -i <package name>", as root.
There's probably a software-update/repository tool for Mandriva, but I'm not too familiar with that distro, so I don't know what it is.