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Old 06-21-2004, 10:24 PM   #1
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compiler chicken and egg problem

I have a problem with my Aurora installation. I installed everything OK, I think, but now that I have a running system, I cannot install additional software. It seems that I have no kind of compiler! No gcc, cc, or anything. i've tried to install gcc, but it's a source tarball, so I need to compile it. I can't compile it because I don't have a compiler! Any ideas? I've tried to Google for a binary version of gcc or cc, but I've had no luck.

The aurora disks have binaries on disc 1, but *cc is not one of them. the other disks all have source files.

Old 06-21-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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I don't know aurora, but it might be using egc
(a not very likely choice, admittedly) ...

Old 06-21-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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a precompiled compiler? [im not sure about this : ] run a bootable distro [ie. slax/knoppix] and compile it from there? ; again thats only an idea im not sure if it'd work...
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Why not try
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[resolved] thanks

I ran through the installation process again and found a way to install the compiler and a mess of other stuff too. During the software installation phase of the install procedure, it asks you what sort of box you want (Server, Workstation, Custom). In the interest of keeping things simple and minimizing things that could go wrong, I chose Workstation. Apparently, they think a workstation user would never want to install software. I guess they figure the admin would do it remotely or something.

When I did it a second time, I chose Custom and picked and chose my stuff, including the gcc compiler. It took care of the dependencies for me and now I am in business. Now to the next challenge... setting up Apache!


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