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Trying to recompile the 2.6.0 kernel and got an error at "make menuconfig": gcc: command not found.
I did a pretty basic install of RedHat 9.0 and apparently GCC was not installed on the system, which is pretty strange because I just pretty much kept clicking "Next" through the entire install except when it asked me for specifics, at which point I selected DNS, Mail, and WWW servers.
Typing 'gcc' at the command line gives me a 'command not found' message as opposed to a 'no input file' message if it was installed.
I went to gcc.gnu.org to download and install it, but I guess you need an existing version of GCC to do this.. it also brings up a question: If I need GCC to install GCC, then... how do you even get GCC on there to begin with?
I remember I had this issue before and I spent hours trying to find information on how to install this, but I gave up and just ended up re-installing everything from scratch; I'd kinda like to avoid that this time.
Simple enough! Can't believe I didn't even think of that!
Thanks so much!
While we're on the topic.. what would be a solution for users who don't have RedHat? When I mentioned above that I had this problem in the past, I believe I was using another distro (slackware). Would I have to load an RPM installer and take it off the RedHat CD as well?
most distros (very close to all) will come with a precompiled version of gcc, even slackware
this precompiled version is usually in a package format built by the makers of that distro, for examples: redhat and rpm packages, mandrake and their special rpm packages, slackware and .tgz packages, debian and .deb packages, and so forth
however, i also do wonder how gcc is installed in the first place when no compiler was around (i kind of have an idea about how it may have begun, but it is too difficult to put in words)