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Alright - So I'm rather new to the whole Linux thing.
I've used g++ on the school computers, and instead of always telnetting into them I'd figure I should just do this at home.
So I went out and picked up Suse 9.1 Personal edition. Installed, it's working. But there's no g++. So I went to gnu's site, and wow, there it is. In it's source form. And here I am w/o a compiler.
How on earth do I get it and use it? I tried the pre-compiled binaries from openpkg.com, but when they get opened in Yast, nothing happens. It says reading information, then closes rather quickly w/o as much as an error message or anything.
So I'm kinda up a creek w/o a paddle here. One of those famous catch-22's if you will.
Distribution: gentoo from stage3 with 2.6.7 development kernel
to recompile a source, just unpack it, enter it's directory, open a terminal there, change to root using the su comand. and then enter one after another theese 3 commands: ./configure
this sould recompile your source and you should then be able to use g++. Or using YAST, (i don't know how it works) you should be able to download and install g++. Or so it hapends with mandrake and feedora.
are your rpms definately for suse? It may be that you dont have something installed which gcc depends on. Suse personal doesn't come with a compiler. you have to pay extra for that Try going to www.rpmseek.com, typing gcc into the little search box in the left corner (select rpms instead of all) then you'll get a list of gcc's, look for a package from suse people for 9.1. there are a number of different packages you'll need, try to get autoconf, automake, make, gcc, gcc-g++ (can someone correct me if im wrong there). you may also want to get bison, yacc, flex, and many others depending on what you plan on compiling