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Old 06-06-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
mbavidge
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Hi,
I am a newbie to linux and i am struggling with installing tar.bz2 files. I get passed the
# tar xvzf package.tar.gz (or tar xvjf package.tar.bz2)
# cd package
stages with every install but it always fails at the
# ./configure
stage!!
I keep getting this type of message
configure: error: no accepatble C compiler found in $PATH

I am currenly using the eee pc 900 with xandros with KDE 3.4.2, sorry if this a simple fix but i am really struggling.

Thanks mbavidge
 
Old 06-06-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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The system does not have a compiler installed, you'd have to install a complete compilation environment first. Are you sure you even need that? Normally you should be able to use the system's repositories to install software, not compile it yourself.

Robin
 
Old 06-06-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for that bitpicker but are there any good tutorials on using the system's repositories to install software ?

Are there also any good programs for creating a compilation environment first ?


Thanks mbavidge
 
Old 06-06-2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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You should have gcc installed. This is my guess. You just need to know where gcc is installed and add that location to your $PATH environment variable.

If not installed you can install it using your package manager.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 02:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for that bitpicker but are there any good tutorials on using the system's repositories to install software ?

Are there also any good programs for creating a compilation environment first ?


Thanks mbavidge
Here's a little tutorial. http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=875
Here's a bigger list http://www.geekconnection.org/repositories.htm
Here's some WiKi http://wiki.eeeuser.com/addingxandrosrepos
Here's a relevant discussion from this forum
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-path-617846/

When you add them, you should try the command
sudo apt-get install gcc
if you want to compile programs yourself. But I think you'll find most of the software you need in these repositories.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 05:28 AM   #6
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Please could you use more descriptive thread titles in future, as titles like "Help Me" say nothing about the problem you're having. You're told to use descriptive titles when you post a thread.
 
  


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