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Old 03-28-2004, 06:55 AM   #1
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Installing an App on Linux - wrong path?


Hi,

I've installing an app on Mandrake 10.0 Linux for the first time. I trying to get Superkaramba up and running.

I've unpacked the tar ball. In shell, I've changed to the directory. However, when I do the ./configure command I get this error:

configure:2481: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

I'm brand new to Linux and using the shell, so any advice/steps is welcome. The very basic nature of my question also make it difficult to do specific searches to find the answer, which is why I've resorted to posting.

Thanks,
Rory

Here's the top part of the config.log output.
================
$ ./configure

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = localhost
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.3-4mdk
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 Tue Mar 2 07:26:13 CET 2004

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X = unknown

/bin/arch = i686
/usr/bin/arch -k = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
hostinfo = unknown
/bin/machine = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel = unknown
/bin/universe = unknown

PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin/
PATH: /usr/games
PATH: /home/rory/bin


## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:1510: checking build system type
configure:1528: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:1536: checking host system type
configure:1550: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:1558: checking target system type
configure:1572: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:1618: checking for a BSD-compatible install
configure:1672: result: /usr/bin/install -c
configure:1687: checking for -p flag to install
configure:1700: result: yes
configure:1711: checking whether build environment is sane
configure:1754: result: yes
configure:1774: checking for gawk
configure:1790: found /usr/bin/gawk
configure:1800: result: gawk
configure:1810: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)
configure:1830: result: yes
configure:2042: checking for style of include used by make
configure:2070: result: GNU
configure:2217: checking for gcc
configure:2246: result: no
configure:2297: checking for cc
configure:2326: result: no
configure:2339: checking for cc
configure:2385: result: no
configure:2438: checking for cl
configure:2467: result: no
configure:2481: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

configure:2385: result: no
configure:2438: checking for cl
configure:2467: result: no
configure:2481: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

Last edited by Rory in Toronto; 03-28-2004 at 06:56 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:09 AM   #2
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gcc missing?

What happens when you type:
gcc
at the command prompt?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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From Shell, I tried typing gcc in three different levels of my directory structure. This is all very new to me, so I don't even know if I'm expanding the directory I want to install to the right place.

Here's the output:

[rory@localhost rory]$ gcc
bash: gcc: command not found
[rory@localhost rory]$ cd ~/downloads/
[rory@localhost downloads]$ gcc
bash: gcc: command not found
[rory@localhost downloads]$ cd ~/downloads/superkaramba-0.32b
[rory@localhost superkaramba-0.32b]$ gcc
bash: gcc: command not found
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:47 AM   #4
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It looks like you have not installed development tools when you installed mandrake. You downloaded a source distribution of 'Superkaramba' (whatever that is), so you will need a C compiler and various other things for compiling software.

I am neither a Linux expert (but wanting to learn more) nor a Mandrake user, so I am not sure on the details, but you probably have two options:

1) Find a precompiled version of the program you want (an rpm). Then you dont need to do ./configure make etc. There may not be a precompiled version available, check the website of the program.

2) Install the development tools on your system. You will have to read up in the Mandrake documents on how to do this, or maybe someone else can help you out with Mandrake specific help... ??

I hope that I have been at least some help - at least to explain the problem! Good luck with getting this to work.

Muzzy.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:56 AM   #5
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I checked the SuperKaramba website:

http://netdragon.sourceforge.net/ind...20SuperKaramba

They have a Mandrake 9.1 RPM for download. I assume that this is a precompiled rpm. Have you tried downloading this? Did you take the source distribution before?

Muzzy.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 07:55 PM   #6
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Thanks. I assume the 9.1 will work on 10.0. I'll try that. Much appreciated!

Rory
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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To be honest I don't know if 9.1 and 10.0 Mandrake packages are (always|sometimes|never) compatible. In general packages are made for specific versions, but I'm sure they don't deliberately break everything between versions.

In any case, it would probably be a good idea to install the development tools if you want to keep up with the latest versions of everything since it can sometimes be a while before packages are released for your version.
 
  


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