i have recently just installed redhat 9 and now trying to install a C compiler so that i can use tcl scripts.
I have download gcc-3.4.2 and extracted, and since I am a n00b the steps required need some clarification, these are the things confusing me:
1) it asks to check for specific system intallation guide, but there is no redhat 9 on the list!
2) what is a bootstrap?
3) to configure it I must do this
%srcdir/configure [option] [target]
I have a fair idea in what is happening but would be greatfull if some explained to me what lines are doing, especially the last one! i dont know what they mean by [option] [target].
I am guessing objdir is where my objects for program will be installed to and srcdir is the source from which the program will be installed from?
thank you for your time advice and any help