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Old 01-14-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
Loosewheel
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export PATH Question


Hi All,
I tried to run RP-PPPoE setup and got: "No compiler in path"
"whereis gcc" gives me: /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.2
After looking around the forum, I got to wondering if gcc wasn't supposed to be in a /bin directory somewhere ?
Do I go to a terminal and type..."export PATH="the above path":$PATH"?
BTW; I extracterd rp-pppoe-3.7.tar.gz to /opt...and made a .desktop file. and the name of the gcc file is cc1.
I'm not well versed on this, so I hope this info is ok.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 11:55 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Loosewheel
Hi All,
I tried to run RP-PPPoE setup and got: "No compiler in path"
"whereis gcc" gives me: /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.2
After looking around the forum, I got to wondering if gcc wasn't supposed to be in a /bin directory somewhere ?
Do I go to a terminal and type..."export PATH="the above path":$PATH"?
BTW; I extracterd rp-pppoe-3.7.tar.gz to /opt...and made a .desktop file. and the name of the gcc file is cc1.
I'm not well versed on this, so I hope this info is ok.
Yes, but that's only for that shell's session. To make it permanent globally for all users, put that line in your /etc/profile file. To make it permanent for a specific user, put it in your user's .bashrc file.

In regards to your install path, depending on how you set the prefix, bindir, etc. options with ./configure, your install path could be valid (maybe that's the default install path, i don't know). But usually with rpm packages, when installing gcc, yeah, you should see the compiler executable in /usr/bin... But it could be different for different distros, I just don't know enough to say for sure.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 12:23 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by megaspaz
Yes, but that's only for that shell's session. To make it permanent globally for all users, put that line in your /etc/profile file. To make it permanent for a specific user, put it in your user's .bashrc file.

In regards to your install path, depending on how you set the prefix, bindir, etc. options with ./configure, your install path could be valid (maybe that's the default install path, i don't know). But usually with rpm packages, when installing gcc, yeah, you should see the compiler executable in /usr/bin... But it could be different for different distros, I just don't know enough to say for sure.
Thanks for the reply megaspaz,
Ubuntu install put gcc where it is- I didn't install it.
And I'm just going to try to install RP-PPPoE for now, so I guess I don't need to put that line in my .bashrc file? This is a single user machine. I will give it a try...thanks again.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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Are you sure that gcc is actually installed?

It does not get installed in ubuntu be default, so you may have to install it using:
Code:
apt-get install gcc
Normally, if it is installed, it will be in /usr/bin, and called gcc.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 01-16-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
Loosewheel
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Are you sure that gcc is actually installed?

It does not get installed in ubuntu be default, so you may have to install it using:
Code:
apt-get install gcc
Normally, if it is installed, it will be in /usr/bin, and called gcc.

I hope this helps
--Ian

Originally, whereis gcc was: /usr/lib/...
I did "apt-get install gcc", and now have "/usr/bin"
Ran "/opt/rp-pppoe-3.7/go-gui" and get: "Configure: error: C Compiler can not create executables".
Configure: failed program was: /* confdefs.h. */
define Package_Name ""
_Tarname
_Version
_String
_Bugreport
/* end confdefs.h. */

I have no idea what that means....hope someone can help.
Thanks for all the replies thus far.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 02:44 PM   #6
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Problem sloved. Thanks megaspaz and IBall.
"No compiler in path" = was not installed. (Thanks IBall: gcc-4.0-base was installed, but not gcc-4.0)
"No acceptable compiler found" = went back to synaptic package manager and installed gcc. (evidentally it didn't like gcc-4.0)
"Can not create executables" = installed "recommended" libc6.

Then, it started to configure...but stopped at "make.....Back to synaptic and installed "suggested" make.

I now have rp-pppoe-3.7 installed.
 
  


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