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Old 05-28-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Must have gcc to install gcc?

Hi all.
I use fedora core 2 and i have a problem.
I need to install GCC to install some programs. So i downloaded it.
But the tar contains an installation which need a working compiler..
it says:

loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
./configure: line 2332: cc: command not found
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.

But i thought gcc was tha compiler? :S
How should i install this now?

up2date doesn`t work becouse it`s all outdated i guess, the gcc on the up2date mirrors needs glibs 2.3.2 while i have 2.3.3 installed, so it wont work

Thanks in advantage
Old 05-28-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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If up2date doesn't do it just go to rpmfind
and search for gcc and your specific distro/version

Old 05-28-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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yup . That's why you should install gcc from your CD's instead. Installing gcc from source is like that ol' "chicken or egg" first sort of thing .
Old 05-28-2004, 07:39 PM   #4
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never head of a distro that doesn't come with gcc before... Try putting in your cds... it's probobly on there somewhere.
Old 05-28-2004, 10:20 PM   #5
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gcc issues

up2date is marginal in the usefullness dept.
Apt is not bad.....Yum is great.....better than Portage IMHO
Yum tracks down damn near everything and chases down any needed dependencies as well.


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