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I installed RedHat 9 fresh today. My previous installs have booted slow, and run slow. Today I first tried with LILO, Server install, and selecting packages from the tree. Forget it! That was a mess. So I installed again, and chose the Personal Desktop installation, and KDE only - no Gnome. Just selected some packages that I knew I would use, and no development tools for now.
I am attempting to build a kernel with linux-2.4.21, because I've been told that will really clean things up and make Linux run faster than Windoze - which it hasn't so far. There was no symlink in /usr/src, so I made one, untarred linux-2.4.21.tar.gz into it, and did make mrproper. Next I did make menuconfig, and got this error message.
[root@localhost linux]# make menuconfig
rm -f include/asm
( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm)
make -C scripts/lxdialog all
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.21/scripts/lxdialog'
/bin/sh: line 1: gcc: command not found
>> Unable to find the Ncurses libraries.
>> You must have Ncurses installed in order
>> to use 'make menuconfig'
Originally posted by captainstorm Oh, I think you need the gcc, g++, make, (automake), and all the things coming along with the "development kit". If you did not install, just install it. It's about 300~400 MB.
Could I get that off one of the 3 CD's made from the iso images, or from someplace like Apt? I'm installing Apt at the moment, but seems like if I could figure out how, it would be easier to install it from the CD's.
Sure you could. And the 3 CDs from the iso images are enough. I think now you have the RH9. So from the system tools, you can choose "adding or removing files", then select the "development kit". You'll be asked to insert the CD.