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Hi, I never planned on using linux. It's only because I somehow managed to fail partitioning a drive and having no backups is why I'm here. I basically know nothing about linux, and I'm surprised I could even connect to the internet through it.. and I can't seem to install everything.
4 hours of reading later.. apparently I'm missing a C compiler called gcc, which I have, but is not in $PATH so I can't install.. well... anything. Can somebody point me in the right direction? I'd like to keep using linux and ubuntu but I can't seem to find any answers.
Basically, ubuntu is here. I'm wanting to install XMMS(for mp3s) and Wine(to use .exe files) but neither of them will install proprely because I'm getting this message: configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
After googling around, I found out that I need GCC before this will work. Apparently, I already have GCC under /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu yet clicking the (1) file does nothing. I have absolutely no idea how to transfer the GCC to my $PATH(I don't even know what an $PATH is, don't bother explaining it, it won't make any sense, I'm thick) so I'm stuck in a revolving circle.
I wouldn't be asking for help but I've really come to an end.. I have about, 5 different questions, but this one is the most important.
I see, but I can't find the package of wine or xmms in there to install.. so that doesn't really answer my question. Like I said.. I'm new.. don't blame me if I miss something :/ (although, I have been reading linux related garbage for over 8 hours.)
PATH is an environment variable used to store a list of directories in which executables can be found. When you type a command in the console, the shell checks those directories to see if the command is in there. If not, it'll tell you it can't find it. Windows also has a PATH environment variable. There are loads of examples on LQ about updating $PATH, you can do a search. Not sure why your gcc isn't in /usr/bin.. you might not have the right file :/.