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Old 10-10-2004, 05:12 AM   #1
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basic installing probs :/


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
Code:
Daedalus:/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4# make
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; \
done
making all in doc
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/doc'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/doc'
making all in lib
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/share/stuff/m4-1.4/lib'
cc -c -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.. -I.  -g regex.c
make[1]: cc: Command not found
make[1]: *** [regex.o] Error 127
make[1]: 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
Code:
Daedalus:/usr/share/stuff/gcc-3.4.2# ./configure
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
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:04 AM   #2
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Doesn't lindows have any sort of package manager? For example, on a Debian system I just type:

# apt-get install licq

while online, and the licq package downloads, installs and is ready to run.

Compiling from source is a valid if time consuming option, but ... if your installation/distro does not install or supply a package for a C compiler (like gcc) you cannot even get started as you can only compile yourself a C compiler if you already have one
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:13 AM   #3
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so there's no possibility to download a precompiled c compiler?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:35 AM   #4
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I don't know about Lindows. Most popular distros have a C compiler package either on the installation CD or available for download. It is not trivial to install a C compiler - there are lots of libraries and suchlike needed to make it all work. But that's what package managers are for.

But a quick look at the linspire web site certainly suggests there is some sort of package management system e.g.

http://www.linspire.com/lindows_products_categories.php

No hits for licq on their search, but they are sure to have a compiler package in the software development section. Figuring out how to get it installed is really a linspire-specific thing.
 
  


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