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Old 01-12-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
p84s
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installing gcc on linux


Hi guys,

i need some help on installing gcc 3.2.1 on mandrake linux.

Well, i downloaded the whole source tarball. when run the ./configure
script i get a message like this :

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found ./config.guess:
: command not found
./config.guess: line 68: syntax error near unexpected token `in
'
./config.guess: line 68: ` case $1 in
'
Config.guess failed to determine the host type. You need to specify
one.
Usage: configure [OPTIONS] [HOST]

Options: [defaults in brackets]
--prefix=MYDIR install into MYDIR [/usr/local]
--exec-prefix=MYDIR install host-dependent files into MYDIR
[/usr/local]
--help print this message [normal config]
--build=BUILD configure for building on BUILD [BUILD=HOST]
--host=HOST configure for HOST [determined via config.guess]
--norecursion configure this directory only [recurse]
--program-prefix=FOO prepend FOO to installed program names [""]
--program-suffix=FOO append FOO to installed program names [""]
--program-transform-name=P transform installed names by sed pattern P
[""]
--site=SITE configure with site-specific makefile for SITE
--srcdir=DIR find the sources in DIR [. or ..]
--target=TARGET configure for TARGET [TARGET=HOST]
--tmpdir=TMPDIR create temporary files in TMPDIR [/tmp]
--nfp configure for software floating point [hard float]
--with-FOO, --with-FOO=BAR package FOO is available (parameter BAR)
--without-FOO package FOO is NOT available
--enable-FOO, --enable-FOO=BAR include feature FOO (parameter BAR)
--disable-FOO do not include feature FOO

Where HOST and TARGET are something like "sparc-sunos",
"mips-sgi-irix5", etc.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i tried moving to another directory and doing things like
/mnt/win_d/gcc/configure and then set the path to contain this
directory and all that, but it didn't work

pl. help.

thanx in advance.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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well if you're doing what it seems you'er doing (i.e. trying to compile things on a fat32 or ntfs partition) then that will not work as programs can not be executed there. is there any particular reason you don't want to jsut use the rpm file? ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake/9.0...-1mdk.i586.rpm
 
  


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