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Old 02-26-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
gimpnub
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i can't install any source programs


i started with WinXP and i got VirtualBox to get Linux running on my PC
i use Dapper Ubuntu

whenever i try to download and install some thing i always get this:

loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... no
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for ranlib... :
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

can anyone explain how to fix this?

i'm new with the command line so don't expect me to know every command
(i understand cd, ls, sudo)
 
Old 02-26-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
pljvaldez
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In Ubuntu, you need to do a sudo aptitude install build-essential
 
Old 02-26-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
gimpnub
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this means what?

remember you're answering in the Newbie section and i probably know less than the average Newbie
 
Old 02-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #4
wildar
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pljvaldez
In Ubuntu, you need to do a sudo aptitude install build-essential

Quote:
Originally Posted by gimpnub
this means what?

remember you're answering in the Newbie section and i probably know less than the average Newbie
Basically you're system is missing needed development packages used to compile things. What pljvaldez provided was a means to download and install the packages you need.

sudo = allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser.

aptitude = text-based interface to the Debian GNU/Linux package system. It allows the user to view the list of packages and to perform package management tasks such as installing, upgrading, and removing packages.

install = aptitude option to install one or more packages

build-essential = name of the package to install.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 11:24 PM   #5
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so what would i have to type into the command line?

use <blank>

sudo <aptitude> <install> <build-essential>

<aptitude> = whatever i have to replace it with

<install> = same as ^^^^

<build-essential> same as ^^^^

nvm i got i just tried typing in what you said i thought i had to plug-in certian words and numbers like i usually do

Last edited by gimpnub; 02-26-2007 at 11:28 PM.
 
  


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