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Old 09-21-2003, 08:04 PM   #1
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Well, I just took the dive and installed the Red Hat 9 distribution; it's running fine. However, I have almost zero experience using linux except for the minimal time I've spent in the unix labs at nc state univ.
I want to use the gcc compiler but everytime I use the make command I get the response :

make[1]: Entering directory `/root/ROM/dist/src'
gcc -c -O -g3 -Wall -Wuninitialized -DSMAUG act_comm.c
make[1]: gcc: Command not found
make[1]: *** [act_comm.o] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/ROM/dist/src'
make: *** [all] Error 2

What this error says to me is that it cannot find the GCC program. Now, my GCC program is located in /usr/bin/gcc296 (i think ) Do I have to edit my .bash_profile in order to allow me to use the compiler? Is there any way I can get this program to compile?

Thanks
Greg
 
Old 09-21-2003, 08:38 PM   #2
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it seems like gcc is behaving badly, look for the gcc rpm on your redhat disk or download it and install it this may fix your problem
 
Old 09-21-2003, 09:17 PM   #3
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Well if I enter the command

/usr/bin/gcc296 act_comm.c

then it seems to compile that file however, I need it to use the Makefile that is in the directory and compile all of the .c files.....
 
Old 09-21-2003, 10:16 PM   #4
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Nevermind

Nevermind, I figured it out myself. I just renamed gcc296 to gcc and the program compiles fine now. I just put Red Hat 9 onto an old computer out of my closet - it's a 400mhz pentium w/ 128 mb of RAM and I can't believe how much more efficient it seems to be running with Linux installed.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 10:18 PM   #5
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hmmm i dont know about this...perhaps you can try making a symlink

ln -sf /usr/bin/gcc296 /usr/bin/gcc

though you might want another members opinion before doing this, i dont think it would be at all dangerous but id bet theres a better solution
 
Old 09-21-2003, 10:19 PM   #6
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Try linking gcc296 to gcc.

ln -s gcc296 gcc
 
  


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