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Old 08-25-2003, 01:28 PM   #1
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GCC RPM troubles.....


What up from the uber-newbie....

I have Red Hat 9.0, now, whenever I try to install one of the gcc rpm's off my source discs it doesn't work.

I get the "preparing system update" screen for a few seconds only, then it dissapears and nothing happens, and I can't locate gcc having been installed anywhere....

Anyone have any tips?

EDIT: By the way, it seems that you need gcc for an awful lot of applications, for simplicity's sake why don't they just include it in the full Red Hat download??

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Old 08-25-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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gcc should be installed automatically. It's an integral part of Linux.

What output do you get from the command
whereis gcc
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:38 PM   #3
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OK, here's what I'm trying to do.


I want to install glame-1.0.1, so i untar the file to /home/john, then I cd to /home/john/glame-1.0.1. I then do as the readme instructions say, which is:

./configure &&
make &&
make install

I then get the text:

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
/home/john/glame-1.0.1/missing: Unknown `--run' option
Try `/home/john/glame-1.0.1/missing --help' for more information
configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
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.


So I concluded something is wrong with gcc...

Anyways, if that makes any sense, please help if you can....
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:42 PM   #4
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What is the output of
whereis gcc
and
echo $PATH
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:54 PM   #5
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[root@a3h33829y42al john]# whereis gcc
gcc:


[root@a3h33829y42al john]# echo $PATH
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/john/bin
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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is gcc in one of those paths? If not, make sure the path to gcc in included in your $PATH statements.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:44 PM   #7
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We were just checking to see if gcc was installed

When you install the gcc rpm make sure you have the options

rpm -ivh

Then it should give you some indication of what's going on.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:46 PM   #8
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BTW, you have to be root when trying to install the rpm's.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:49 PM   #9
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I see (about having to sign in as root to install rpm's)...

Yes, it asks me for my password when installing the rpm from my home folder (in Red Hat..), yet, it doesn't seem to actually install....

How do I install an rpm from a terminal? This might do the trick....

It's strange, I went to the source cd and tried installing gcc from there, and I also downloaded it, that doesn't work either...

BTW Thanks for all the help guys
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:53 PM   #10
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In a terminal
rpm -ivh package_name
 
Old 08-25-2003, 07:12 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot, I'm working now but when I get home (in 8 hours or so) I'll try it out
 
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How do you include the path to gcc in your $PATH statements?
 
  


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