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Old 04-09-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy GCC First Pass throwing errors...pls help!

Hi all,

am new to LFS and trying to build it.....the Chapter 5th's Binutils First Pass went on well , but when i tried to configure for GCC First Pass, i got this error..

***You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler***

i can get that this is a setting's problem, but how to rectify it??

with regards,
Old 04-10-2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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Strange..Anyway, just set it manually and try. Assuming your SHELL is /bin/bash, try this:
export CC=`which gcc`
You're looking for the gcc binary, it's may be at /usr/bin/gcc or elsewhere depending on your distro.
Old 04-11-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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Hi all,

i just got bored by getting that message , so i decided to start from First..........when i did as how mentioned again in the document......i didnt get this error message at all!...strange!!!!!!!!!..maybe i missed some steps by mistake the first time.......:-(

anyway all ended well!!!........:-)

with regards,


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