I recently got serious in wanting to get started with linux, and more and more I realize that I am a complete n00b. I've tried to install several programs including Xine and the newest version on xscreensaver on red hat 9. My problem is: when ever I run the install in the terminal (cd .../xine-*.* | ./configure), it goes through all of that output untill it gets to "error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH".
I searched google for my problem and it said that I need gcc. I had no idea what gcc was, or what it stood for, but I downloaded it and tried to install it. When I went through the installation in the terminal, I got the message:
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the enviroment variable CC to a working compiler.
I have no idea what this means! Help, anyone? Do I need another program or what?