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Old 12-20-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
rejeK
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Lightbulb tar.gz problems!!


Alright after i extract all the files in a terminal and I go to configure I get this error ... and I get it with everything !!

Code:
linux:/tmp/downloads/gtk # ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... no
checking for working aclocal-1.4... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake-1.4... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for strerror in -lcposix... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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Kind of hard to compile software if no compiler is installed on your system. gcc (the gnu compiler collection) is the most common on linux systems. cc is a generic name used to call a compiler. Usually, it is just a symlink to the gcc program.

Most distro's refer to gcc (and dependant packages) as "developement" components. How best to install them depends on the distro.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:41 PM   #3
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well how can I get something that will compile it? Im running Suse 9.1 ... and I thought I did have a compiler installed!
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:13 PM   #4
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Well, many distro's don't install the devel suite by default, although usually it's on the install disk set. I've never used suse, but I beleive they use an rpm based system. You might try the gui package manager (whatever suse calls it) select gcc and see what dependencies are required. Someone familiar with suse could probably be of more help.

Just for the the heck of it do as root:

updatedb (may take a few minutes)

locate gcc
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:14 PM   #5
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Get the gcc packages from a SuSE FTP site. The personal edition of SuSE 9.1 doesn't come with any compilers (a stupid idea, IMO, since it seems like we get 2 or 3 SuSE users with your problem a week), so just grab the gcc RPMs for the professional edition, install, and enjoy.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:23 PM   #6
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checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake-1.4... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing "

Just check whether these binaries are present or not , try using whereis and see if they are installed in an alternate path. If so then set PATH accordingly. Else install !
 
Old 12-21-2004, 02:36 AM   #7
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You should be able to install gcc from your Suse Distro CD.
 
  


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