Now ok, I have Linspire(Lindows back then) and wanted to install Licq, but I had to install automake and autoconf first. So ok, I downloaded them both and couldn't install them either because I needed something called m4 1.4. Anyway, found that at gnu.org and downloaded it, though I only passed through the ./configure procedure and when I tried to "make" it, it gave me an error
for subdir in doc lib src checks examples; do \
echo making all in $subdir; \
(cd $subdir && make CC='cc' CFLAGS='-g' LDFLAGS='' LIBS='' prefix='/usr/local' exec_prefix='/usr/local' bindir='/usr/local/bin' infodir='/usr/local/info' all) || exit 1; \
making all in doc
make: Entering directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/doc'
make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/doc'
making all in lib
make: Entering directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/lib'
cc -c -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.. -I. -g regex.c
make: cc: Command not found
make: *** [regex.o] Error 127
make: Leaving directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/lib'
make: *** [all] Error 1
well ok, after thinking and searching and doing this and that i figured that i needed gcc, so i downloaded 3.4.2 and unpacked it. configure didn't want to cooperate, though
and now i'm really clueless what cc is. as i understood its some kind of c compiler, though i really don't get what i should do with it
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
./configure: line 2332: cc: command not found
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.
btw, i'm a linux noob, so bear with me