thanks a whole lot this is really really useful!
i used your advice to install gcc
then i went to the DRI website (dri,sourceforge) and followed the directions to compile glide 3 for voodoo5
i cvs'ed up all the files needed, but when i got to the step:
./chores.3dfx --clean --generate
i got the following:
[root@localhost Glide3]# ./chores.3dfx --clean --generate
Regenerating everything...Aclocal..../chores.3dfx: line 173: aclocal: command not found
i installed an rpm form rpmfind under the keyword aclocal, then i did apt-get install aclocals
and it still doesn't work, which is really upsetting. i'm going to reboot now and fancifully hoe everything works out. sorry to change topics so abruptly but thanks for your help anyways =)
edit2: i was trying to compile xmps, and near the end of ./configure it told me that my compiler couldn't create executables
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C++ compiler cannot create executables.