Short version: How do i compile gcc without a previously existing c compiler? Can Anyone point me to an rpm for redhat 5? (rpmfind.net gives me nothing)
I'm new to linux, with no background knowledge but with a willingness to spend 150 hours googling in order to get php running on my server. I've found a whole ladder of things that my server lacks, and right now, I've found I don't even have a valid c compiler installed.
I need a c compiler in order to install all the packages I deleted (I deleted apache and mysql in order to reinstall them, since they had issues) and the additional ones I need. But I apparently need a c compiler in order to install the c compiler I want (gcc). Can anyone point me to an RPM or explani how I'd go about this?
I've visited (among hundreds of other sites) this url http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-i...piler-on-rhel/
but my package manager doesn't seem to recognize the untarred automake, autoconf and gcc folders in my root as packages.
Thank you very much to anyone who read this much. I'm running redhat 5, i think. Here's what cat /etc/*-release returns for me:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5 (Tikanga)
And here's what "version" returns when invoked from /proc/
Linux version 2.6.18-8.el5 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.1.1 20070105 (Red Hat 4.1.1-52)) #1 SMP Fri Jan 26 14:15:21 EST 2007