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I just installed openSuse 10.1 I'm a Linux newbie.
I want to install NASM so I can get some exposure to assembly.
I have download the source, unpacked it into a directory called:
I tried to use ./configure and I get this message:
linux-7fz7:/usr/local/src/nasm-2.00 # ./configure
checking for prefix by checking for nasm... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
What is the next step here. Please assume I know nothing.
There are lots of other alternatives (like anything in Linux), but I don't want to confuse the issue. You want "Yast" to work, so it sounds like you should (re)define your Yast "installation source. It should be pretty easy... especially if you have the CD/DVD and/or Internet access...
I can't get past instruction (1). I am a newbie, so non-stipulated language is discouraging for help.
This is the paragraph in question:
1. Create a Directory within the Installation Source that will contain your new YaST Source. ( replace Installation_Source with the path to your source, and replace test_directory with the directory you would like to create.)
I don't know what they mean by Installation_Source or test_directry. I just want to install gcc. If I did make two new directories I don't know what to name them or do not know how to predict what they should be called if they need to be called something specific.
I read ahead and still could not create a context of what it means.
I'm sorry that last suggestion didn't work out as well as we might have hoped :-(
Install NASM (prebuilt) from an RPM
The initial problem was that you wanted to experiment with NASM, but it looked like the requisite C compiler wasn't installed.
I suggested using Yast to install the C compiler, thinking it would be a "sure thing" for you. It wasn't.
The reason you need the C compiler in the first place is to "build" NASM, from source. The ability to build packages from source (and look at "what's under the hood") is a huge advantage ... but it's not a necessity. You can also install "pre-built" packages (like you're usually *forced* to do under Windows). One way is with Yast. Another way is to simply download an "RPM" package, and double-click on it from the Konqueror GUI.