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Location: Either Australia or UK (screwed between both)
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
First ever software install onto linux...
I am very new to Linux (almost 3 weeks new) and this is my first attempt at installing a program. I am trying to install Quanta and have downloaded the file quanta_br_01.tar.bz2. I have been reading various Linux documents and instructions on installation of programs and do not know how to go any further than where I am right now.
This is what I have been doing:
I decompressed the quanta_br_01.tar.baz2 file and the contents are now stored in /home/david/quanta_be_01. As according to the installation instructions, I attempted typing the command ‘./configure’:
[root@localhost quanta-be-rel-01]# cd /home/david/quanta-be-rel-01/
[root@localhost quanta-be-rel-01]# .configure
but I get an error and the process of configuring stops, these are the last few lines on the screen printout:
checking for gcc… no
checking for cc… no
checking for cc… no
checking for cl… no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See ‘config.log’ for more details.
What am I doing wrong? Am I using the right file to start with? I went a to a download site from the quanta website and all of the files were quanta_br_01.tar.baz type files, so I assumed that this was for the i386 architecture because there were a few i586 file trown in amongst them all.
You need to make sure you have all of the development stuff installed.
What distro are you using? That may help determine how easy it is to install the developement stuff.
Once that is installed then you can try and run the ./configure command.
That command basically checks to see if your system has the right stuff installed for compiling software specific to the program u want to install.