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Old 08-27-2004, 07:52 AM   #1
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binutils?


I'm attempting to install the nForce chipset drivers from the nvidia.com website (I have a nForce-powered Gigabyte motherboard), but when I run the .run file, it says I need binutils installed. I would usually just go right at installing binutils, but I can't seem to find a good package manager in Fedora Core 2 (OS that I'm running). How would I go about installing binutils?

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Old 08-27-2004, 08:16 AM   #2
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Binutils is a C package available from http://directory.fsf.org/GNU/binutils.html containing the following utilities:
ld, as, ar, nm, objcopy, objdump, ranlib, size, strings, strip, c++filt, addr2line, nlmcon

You could download it from source and install from there though I suspect that you'll need ld installed in order to compile anything, meaning you have to install it to compile it and compile it to install, just like gcc. So I'd try and find a precompiled version first.

You may be able to find a precompiled RPM through http://www.rpmfind.net/

Hope that helps,

Robert J. Lee
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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Iahve the Fedora Core 2 CDs, any chance the compilers would be on there?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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Sorry if I've confused you; binutils is not a compiler but I think it contains an integral part of a linker, without which the compiler won't function.

Yes, there should be a package called binutils-something.rpm. You can install it with (as root)
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rpm --install binutils-something.rpm
 
  


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