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Old 01-21-2004, 08:05 AM   #1
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Complete Newbie, Terminal question

Hopefully, because i'm so new, this'll be an easy one;

I'm installing a USB modem on Red Hat 9, i've got and the install guide says;

tar -xzvf speedtouch-1.2-beta3.tar.gz
cd speedtouch-1.2-beta3
make install

when i get to the ./configure part all i get is;

no acceptable C compiler found in $path

and that's it i don't know where to go next so any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. anything else where a newbie might get stuck with this, just let me know.

Old 01-21-2004, 08:12 AM   #2
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You're missing GCC, the Gnu C Compiler, which is part of the regular development tools that you need if you want to be able to build programs from source. GCC should be on your CD, if you're using RedHat 9 it should be called gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm. You will need several other packages as well.

To install an rpm package type rpm -ivh <filename>, so in this case you should type rpm -ivh gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm.

Old 01-21-2004, 08:15 AM   #3
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well, did you install the developer tools package? i'm not sure exactly what it's called, but it would be something like devtools.i386.rpm or something like that.
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Originally posted by hw-tph
To install an rpm package type rpm -ivh <filename>, so in this case you should type rpm -ivh gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm.

just to add to Hakan's post - it's been a while since I used RH, but there should be a graphical utility to help you install packages, which you may find easier at this stage. it should be in the default graphical menus on your desktop - launch that and look in 'development' section or something similar - it will prompt you to insert the right cd.

Old 01-21-2004, 11:04 AM   #5
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For Red Hat 9 The instructions are as follows,

goto Start menu - system tools, then goto Add/Remove programs and install "development tools"

Its easy,


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