Hi, everyone. I've recently installed Puppy Linux on a "second-hand" machine, and I'm trying to get gcc installed so that I can (hopefully) compile some wireless drivers
for the USB adapter I'm trying to make work.
I've tried everything I can think of, including following the instructions
on the Puppy website. When I click the devx_430.sfs file, it simply fails to mount ("Failed mounting or unmounting."). So I tried getting the gcc and make packages (+dependencies) from the Ubuntu repos, and install those (Puppy has an "undeb" utility). There are actually supposedly two ways of doing that: one is to click on the file in ROX-Filer, and that opens a confirmation dialog to install, so I tried that first (with all the .debs). That seemed to report a successful installation for each package (confirmation dialogs popped up to report installation success), but when I tried typing "gcc" in the terminal, it still couldn't find it ("bash: gcc: command not found").
So then I tried the second way: using "undeb" in the terminal. That again was supposedly successful (no errors), but still "bash: gcc: command not found" and "/usr/bin/gcc: No such file or directory".
So then I tried "file /usr/bin/gcc" and it gives this:
/usr/bin/gcc: broken symbolic link to 'gcc-4.3'
And of course, as expected, "find / -name "gcc-4.3" finds nothing.
Where are these files being extracted to, if at all? And I can't just use the package manager, because I don't have internet (this is how I'm trying to get
internet). Am I totally screwed?
EDIT: Sorry if this seems somewhat discontinuous, I'm just getting a bit impatient with this...