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just starting out using Linux, im having trouble figuring out how the GCC C compiler works on linux, i know about the programming side as i have been using one on Windows XP, now iv moved onto Linux, i have managed to install the GCC file using YaST but cant seem to find it, is it an application???? how do i compile, write and execute the file i have written using GCC???
I'm also new to Linux. I'm running a Slackware 10.0 derivative called Topologilinux that lets me experiment/run Linux without much hassle.
It came with gcc 3.3.4 already installed plus several glib's. I'm trying to install software for my Alcatel USB ADSL modem so I can use the net but it needs to compile and produce some executables.
While attempting the compilation it stops with a final message saying "C compiler cannot create executables". I've search through various forums on the issue and it looks like it has to deal with one of several different causes.
I tried upgrading to gcc 3.4.3 but the problem is still alive. The following is an extract of config.log:
## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##
hostname = topologilinux
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.4.28
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #6 Thu Dec 23 14:38:43 CET 2004
configure:1352: checking build system type
configure:1370: result: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
configure:1378: checking host system type
configure:1392: result: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
configure:1447: checking for gcc
configure:1463: found /usr/bin/gcc
configure:1473: result: gcc
configure:1717: checking for C compiler version
configure:1720: gcc --version </dev/null >&5
gcc (GCC) 3.4.3
Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
configure:1723: $? = 0
configure:1725: gcc -v </dev/null >&5
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/3.4.3/specs
Configured with: ../gcc-3.4.3/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-checking --with-gnu-ld --verbose --target=i486-slackware-linux --host=i486-slackware-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4.3
configure:1728: $? = 0
configure:1730: gcc -V </dev/null >&5
gcc: `-V' option must have argument
configure:1733: $? = 1
configure:1756: checking for C compiler default output file name
configure:1759: gcc conftest.c >&5
gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `as': No such file or directory
configure:1762: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h. */
| #define PACKAGE_NAME "speedtouch"
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "speedtouch"
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION "1.3.1"
| #define PACKAGE_STRING "speedtouch 1.3.1"
| #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "firstname.lastname@example.org"
| /* end confdefs.h. */
| main ()
| return 0;
configure:1801: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
Could anybody tell me what could be the most probable cause for this?
Needless to say, ANY help is appreciated