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Old 03-29-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
Sence2001
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Cant find a C-compiler


I downloaded Licq, redhat terminal window says i need a c-compiler to install it, where do i get that? i seen this message trying to install other progz too...
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hmm i discoverd that i dont have GCC installed, perhaps that is the key to all this right?
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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downloaded GCC, now comes the tricky bit to install it, anyone have a fast and effective way of doing this?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:47 AM   #4
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you should have the gcc rpms on your installation cd's. Just move to the directory where the gcc package is located and do as root: rpm -ivh gcc-x.x.x.rpm (replace x's with the appropriate version number for that package). I thimk you'd find compiling it from source to be a challenge
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:55 AM   #5
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is it possible to have linux working correctly without gcc???
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:34 PM   #6
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is it possible to have linux working correctly without gcc???
Sure. You just won't be able to compile source code written in C. That being said, you can install precompiled binaries instead (if they are available). For linux distros which use packages like Redhats rpms, you can feasibly never need a compiler. As you get into more specialized programs that are non-mainstream, you'll start having a more difficult time finding precompiled binaries or packages and will often have to compile them from the source code. However, lots of users will run linux and never need gcc.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:03 AM   #7
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OK I'm gonna sound like a total fool but since I've never used Mandrake before I
have come to a complete stop in my work.

I'm contracting for a small company in London and most of my time has been spent
arsing around trying to get this Linux box working so I don't have to come back
and "fix it" for them in the future!

My problem is that I cannot get GCC to install nor can I get Midnight Commander
to install as I don't have any C compiler installed on my machine.

So my question is how the fsck do I install anything if I need a C compiler to
install the C compiler??!!!

I've been looking but I cannot find any precompiled C compilers for Mandrake 8.2

*sigh*

TIA for any help :-)
 
  


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