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Old 07-14-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Question 'Make' needs 'Gcc' to compile but 'Gcc' needs 'Make'???

Recently got the Suse 9.0 distro and downloaded gcc-3.4.1. I read the install instructions and found that to compile gcc I needed make. So I downloaded that and it said it needed gcc to compile! Now i'm stuck with two uncompiled programs that need the compiled version of the other to compile!
I couldn't find any previous versions of either program in the distro.

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Old 07-14-2004, 11:54 PM   #2
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Get a GCC binary distribution:

After you get gcc working, you can install make (it includes a shell script so you can build it without a previous version of make). Then, if you want, you can compile GCC from source, and then recompile make with the bootstrapped compiler.


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