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Old 10-15-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
mohtasham1983
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unable to find gcc


Hi guys,
I have recently installed ubuntu 6.06 which was pretty easy to install.
Now i m going to install a program from source. I have extracted zip file and when I want to configure it i get following error:
Code:
root@mohi-desktop:/usr/local/mico# ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for extra include and lib directories...
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
gcc is installed by default on this version of ubuntu and I am able to see it from synaptic.

I would be glad if you help me.
thanks
 
Old 10-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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according to synaptic gcc is installed on my machine but when I type gcc in terminal I don't see anything.
I even tried locate gcc like this:

Code:
root@mohi-desktop:/usr/local/mico# locate gcc
/var/lib/dpkg/info/gcc-3.3-base.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/gcc-3.3-base.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/gcc-4.0-base.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/gcc-4.0-base.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/gcc-4.0-base.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.shlibs
/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
/usr/lib/gcc
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3/include
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3/include/mcpp_gcc40_predef_old.h
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3/include/mcpp_gcc40_predef_std.h
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3/include/mcpp_gxx40_predef_old.h
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3/include/mcpp_gxx40_predef_std.h
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libcomphelp4gcc3.so
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libcppuhelpergcc3.so.3
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libgcc3_uno.so
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libi18nregexpgcc3.so
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libi18nutilgcc3.so
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libjvmaccessgcc3.so.3
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libsalhelpergcc3.so.3
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libucbhelper3gcc3.so
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libuno_cppuhelpergcc3.so.3
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libuno_salhelpergcc3.so.3
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/libvos3gcc3.so
/usr/lib/libgccpp.so.1
/usr/lib/libgccpp.so.1.0.2
/usr/lib/libstlport_gcc.so.4.6
/usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3-base
/usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3-base/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3-base/TODO.Debian
/usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3-base/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3-base/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3-base/copyright
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/.changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/.copyright
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/README.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/TODO.Debian
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0-base/copyright
/usr/share/doc/libgcc1
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/libgcc1
I am not sure if this is the right gcc I need for compiling
 
Old 10-15-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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Are you sure you installed gcc, or perhaps just the docs? You should have gcc entries in /usr/bin or similar directory. You might want to reinstall it and see what happens, if you are using unstable, there might have been a bad update. Something is definitely wrong though, because 'gcc -v' should be able to be run from pretty much any distro on the planet.

Also, check your path and make sure your system knows where to look for programs, but if locate doesn't have anything in /bin or /usr/bin, it's likely it's not installed properly.

echo $PATH

EDIT: Actually, now that I hit post, it looks like openoffice or something needs a certain gcc library to run, and that's all that got installed. Or perhaps you need to install gcc-dev or something. Haven't spent much time with Ubuntu, sorry.

Last edited by scott_R; 10-15-2006 at 08:36 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 06:51 AM   #4
icosohedran20
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Go to System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager. Do a search for "gcc", install gcc and the libs that go with it from there.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:26 AM   #5
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icosohedran20 is correct. Ubuntu does NOT come with gcc installed. You have to actually go to the Synaptic PAckage Manager and install it there from the Ubuntu CD. I was a little upset when I thought that Ubuntu didn't come with the gcc compiler. Then, I found that it just wasn't installed after reading a post on LQ.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:28 AM   #6
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Yeah, this is one of the resons I left Ubuntu.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
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The package to install is called something like 'build-essentials'. It will install gcc, glibc, the pre-compiler (I don't know either) and a bunch of other stuff. If you just install gcc, you may find other bits missing.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 12:16 PM   #8
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I haven't had any problems as of yet with anything being missing but that might be a good idea for me too. It's possible though that I have needed to install it at some point, have done so, and forgotten about it.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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To get the package bernied mentioned you need to open a terminal and type (or cut and paste) the following:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
 
  


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