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Old 06-26-2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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Question GCC not found?

I just installed FC3 linux on one of my machines. Anyway.. I went and tried to install proftpd and this is what I got:

[root@host proftpd]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
I am positive that GCC is installed, but for some reason the configure script is not detecting it... Can someone please help?

Old 06-26-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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As the error message states, the compiler was not found in your $PATH (the path variable used by bash when looking for executables). If you were installing as user, it probably wouldn't be. But, if you were installing as root, it should be in your path.

To fix this, edit /etc/ and add the paths to the compilers mentioned in the error message. Then run the command 'source /etc/' to get bash to reload the $PATH, then try again.

Just remember that you may have to su to root to finish the process. User has limited privileges, and can only take the process so far, then root privilege is required to finish.
Old 06-26-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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I guess that you could
whereis gcc
And put the dir in you path if gcc is there.
It's at ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile or something like that. Look in your home dir for a hidden file with that name.

If you can't find it you may want to re-install gcc and related files.
Good luck.
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Ok, when I execute that command, I get:

[root@host ~]# whereis gcc
gcc: /usr/libexec/gcc
Where would I add the path to the ".bash_profile" file? This is what mine looks like. (I am running as root):

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
	. ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs


export PATH
Old 06-27-2005, 03:55 AM   #5
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Got it! Maybe gcc was not installed... I just used this command:

yum install gcc


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