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mission_control 09-24-2004 11:10 PM

Basic install questions
 
Hey, Im new to linux. I always download files off the internet and I always get an error when compiling it!!! This time Im trying to install XINE multimedia player. I did ./compile in the console and I get this:

checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@localhost xine-lib-1-rc6a]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
[root@localhost xine-lib-1-rc6a]# config.log
bash: config.log: command not found


Would anyone know about this C compiler???

Thanks,
Rob

bulliver 09-24-2004 11:24 PM

You need a compiler to create binaries from source code. Install gcc.

As you have not given your distro, I cannot advise you on the best way to do this.

btw: config.log is a file. To view it use 'cat config.log'


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