I'm pretty new to Linux, so please don't flame me. I've been trying to learn by working on something that will give me some drive. My choice was a particular MUD code base. And yes... I _HAVE_ searched this forum through and through, and MY question has not been answered.
Well, my problem is I'm using Fedora Core 3, straight off of linuxiso.org, and I'm trying to compile this rather old code base. It was coded before there was that big ANSI standard change. Therefore, the gcc compiler that came with FC3 is too new. I've talked around, emailed handfuls, and checked several formus (including this one) and found nothing. The one thing I find the most, is people saying, "You don't want the older version, you want to new compilers."
Well, this is all well and good, but I don't want the new compilers. I really would like to see this old code get off the ground. I know the code is supposed to compile fine on linux and under this compiler:
gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)
I tried installing the libraries my current compiler said it needed, (through seperate RPMs and such) I also tried installing the egcs-1.1.2 rpm & I tried installing the gcc 2.91 & gcc 2.95.2 rpms... but none of them were showing up, they weren't being installed, or something I'm just too green to recognize.
I want to learn. I am NOT asking for some hand out. But everywhere I turn to find some hints or heaven forbid some good help. I've been getting a turn down, a brush off, or someone who thinks they're so good they don't need to help lil' ol' me. I do admit I'm pretty green, but Linux seems very awesome so far, and I've enjoyed working with it for what I've done.
Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it.