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Old 01-13-2004, 07:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy Installing software from source GCC "error"?


Hi,

Ok, I've just installed Slackware 9.1 into a VirtualPC session running on my Windows XP laptop. Seems to work ok.

Anyway, I'm trying to install PostgeSQL. I have dowloaded and unpacked the tarball and now I'm stuck.

When I go to the directory and type
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./configure
I get the following:-

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checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking which template to use... linux
checking whether to build with 64-bit integer date/time support... no
checking whether NLS is wanted... no
checking for default port number... 5432
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler can't create executables
I know I'm probably missing doing something here but what? (yep, new to LINUX!!!!)


Oh, yes. I'm logged in as root.

HELP!

Thanks,

Paul Simpson
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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Look at how the partition you are working in is mounted. Is there a noexec option. I don't really understand what you mean by a virtualPC session. Are you running linux from a loop-back device file. If the filesystem is NTFS, I don't know if this will work.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:41 PM   #3
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There should be a config.log or something there that you can read to see exactly why that last item failed.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 04:50 AM   #4
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Hi folks!

To answer the question, VirtualPC is a (now M$) product that lets you create multiple machines on your physical machine. In this way you can build an entire network on on ebox. Great if you simply want to play with a new OS but don't have a spare machine and don't want to dual boot. A similar product is VMWare.

Anyway, after much digging and posting on various forums, I found that some of the GCC libraries hadn't been istalled and this was the problem. Darned funny error message though....

Thanks to any / everyone who read this and scratched their heads!

Paul
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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VirtualPC

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Originally posted by jschiwal
Look at how the partition you are working in is mounted. Is there a noexec option. I don't really understand what you mean by a virtualPC session. Are you running linux from a loop-back device file. If the filesystem is NTFS, I don't know if this will work.
The best part about using VPC is that you can make a copy of the virtual disk, then mess about all you want on the original one, install software, update, whatever and if it all goes south, just replace the image with the backup. It's also nice if you have a Mac and want to test Linux or Winders stuff on your Mac. I use Runtime Revolution which creates apps for Mac, Winders, Linux and a bunch of other unices and it's great to be able to so easily test my software. Not to mention website testing (IE 6, ugh).

VPC is not fast enough on a Mac to use Linux or Winders full time though.
 
  


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