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Old 03-08-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
ghantauke
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what is gcc include path/ linux include path


I'm trying to install tgrep package. I ran the configure file and this is what i get.

Code:
denish@ubuntu:~/Downloads/tgrep/bin$ ./configure 
 
****************************************************************
	      THIS IS THE CONFIGURATION SCRIPT FOR TGREP
 
	   Please answer all questions with full pathnames
****************************************************************
 
I cannot determine the gcc include path on your system.
  Please enter the gcc include path if it is available: 
 
/usr/src/linux/include was not found on your system.
  Please enter a substitute include path if it is available: 
 
/usr/X11R6/include was not found on your system.
  Please enter a substitute include path if it is available: 
 
/usr/X11R6/lib was not found on your system.
  Please enter a substitute include path if it is available: 
 
Warning: /Xm was not found.  The X progress display will
not be available.
 
 
****************************************************************
The perl command is   :: /usr/bin/perl
The bison command is  :: /usr/bin/bison
The flex command is   :: /usr/bin/flex
The imake command is  :: /usr/bin/imake
gcc include path is   :: 
linux include path is :: 
standard include path :: /usr/include
standard library path :: /usr/lib
 
Are these parameters correct? [y/n/q]
The problem is I don't know what gcc include path and linux include path is.
Also, I'm using ubuntu.

Last edited by ghantauke; 03-08-2011 at 08:09 PM.
 
Old 03-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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When you attempt to compile an application for Linux from source code, you must have the prerequisite applications and libraries installed on your system. These are known as "dependencies". It is much safer and easier to install applications into your Linux distribution using your distribution's native software repositories. In your case, this would be Ubuntu's repos. You can start your synaptic package application and check to see if tgrep is available.

If it isn't, the next method I would attempt is to see if there is an already compiled .deb version somewhere (Debian's repos, possibly).

The last method I would attempt is the one you're using above... compiling from source. To find all the dependencies needed to make that application run on your system is what is known in the Linux world as "Dependency H3LL". You'll spiral down the black hole trying to satisfy dependencies when attempting to install apps this way. It can be done, but it can be H3LL to do it.

See THIS post here at LQ. If you're not very competent with compiling apps from source, I would not attempt this.
 
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