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Old 12-10-2002, 09:32 PM   #1
Sfpiano
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C compiler cannot create executables...


When ever I try to install a program, by typing ./configure, it spits out a list of stuff and then stopps, always saying "Checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables" One tiem when I tried to install the everybuddy chat program, it said "checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... no" and then it said the other thing about not creating an executable.
 
Old 12-10-2002, 10:04 PM   #2
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on a console type

gcc -v

If it says

bash: gcc: command not found

you probably haven't installed it ;)


Cheers,
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:19 PM   #3
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Nope, it brings up 'version 2.96 20000731 (Mandrake Linux 8.2 2.96-0.76mdk)', so I'm assuming it's there.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 11:05 PM   #4
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Hello again...

Hmm ...
What about if you try to compile something from the
commandline?

hello.c
Code:
#include <stdio.h>
int main( void )
{
  printf("\nHello, world!\n");
  exit( 1 );
}
Save that to hello.c and run gcc hello.c -o hello

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Old 12-12-2002, 03:19 PM   #5
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gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `cpp0': No such file or directory
 
Old 12-13-2002, 12:35 AM   #6
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Try reinstalling gcc and its assosiated rpms
 
Old 12-11-2003, 10:24 AM   #7
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can not compile executable

I too am working on compiling an app; however, when I run the ./configure I get the follow error:

me@mybox: ./configure
checking for gcc... gcc s
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
check `config.log' for details.

Applicable output of config.log is this:

## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:1295: checking for gcc
configure:1321: result: gcc s
configure:1563: checking for C compiler version
configure:1566: gcc s --version </dev/null >&5
2.95.4
configure:1569: $? = 0
configure:1571: gcc s -v </dev/null >&5
gcc.real: s: No such file or directory
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4/specs
gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)
configure:1574: $? = 0
configure:1576: gcc s -V </dev/null >&5
gcc.real: argument to `-V' is missing
configure:1579: $? = 1
configure:1599: checking for C compiler default output
configure:1602: gcc s conftest.c >&5
gcc.real: s: No such file or directory
configure:1605: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
#line 1582 "configure"
#include "confdefs.h"

int
main ()
{

;
return 0;
}
configure:1632: error: C compiler cannot create executables
check `config.log' for details.


I was able to manually compile your "hello" program and run it without any issue.

Do you have any other suggestion? Also, please let me know if any additional information is needed. Thanks!

## Just noticed this is a 2002 thread... I'll also post in new thread. ##

Last edited by charon79m; 12-11-2003 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 10:30 AM   #8
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Mmmhhh....
Quote:
gcc.real: s: No such file or directory
where this s character come from?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:25 AM   #9
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the S

The output posted was from a config.log file that was generated by the configure app. If you would like I can post the entier output of the file.

I have checked the line numbers listed in the config.log file, but I must admit I do not know what the code means.

Here is the output of the configure file in that area:

line 1596:

# Try to create an executable without -o first, disregard a.out.
# It will help us diagnose broken compilers, and finding out an intuition
# of exeext.
echo "$as_me:$LINENO: checking for C compiler default output" >&5
echo $ECHO_N "checking for C compiler default output... $ECHO_C" >&6
ac_link_default=`echo "$ac_link" | sed 's/ -o *conftest[^ ]*//'`
if { (eval echo "$as_me:$LINENO: \"$ac_link_default\"") >&5
(eval $ac_link_default) 2>&5
ac_status=$?
echo "$as_me:$LINENO: \$? = $ac_status" >&5
(exit $ac_status); }; then
# Find the output, starting from the most likely. This scheme is
# not robust to junk in `.', hence go to wildcards (a.*) only as a last
# resort.

Line 1609

I see "sed 's/ -o *conftest..."

Is this our myserious "s" and if so, what does it mean.

I should also tell you that I'm getting this error when I run any "configure" file. I orriginally ran into the problem when tring to compile "qpopper" and then found that when I tried to compile "less" to help track down my error with qpopper I also had the error.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:28 AM   #10
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QPopper config.log file info...

Here is the pertinant info from config.log in my "qpopper" install:

## ------------ ##
## Core tests. ##
## ------------ ##

configure:1019: PATH=".;."; conftest.sh
./configure: conftest.sh: command not found
configure:1022: $? = 127
configure:1033: checking whether make sets ${MAKE}
configure:1053: result: yes
configure:1105: checking for gcc
configure:1120: found /usr/bin/gcc
configure:1128: result: gcc
configure:1356: checking for C compiler version
configure:1359: gcc --version </dev/null >&5
2.95.4
configure:1362: $? = 0
configure:1364: gcc -v </dev/null >&5
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4/specs
gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)
configure:1367: $? = 0
configure:1369: gcc -V </dev/null >&5
gcc: argument to `-V' is missing
configure:1372: $? = 1
configure:1392: checking for C compiler default output
configure:1395: gcc conftest.c >&5
/usr/bin/ld: cannot open crt1.o: No such file or directory
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:1398: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
#line 1376 "configure"
#include "confdefs.h"

int
main ()
{

;
return 0;
}
configure:1421: error: C compiler cannot create executables


Hope this helps!
 
  


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