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Old 04-12-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
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./configure line of installation?

im trying to learn how to install .tar files ive got as far as the ./configure command at which point i get this:

[root@82-43-175-166 xmms-1.2.10]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for prefix by checking for xmms... /usr/bin/xmms
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

ive checked the INSTALL file that was unziped and the config.log but they dont really help, or at least i cant make out if they do help me

any input would be great

Old 04-12-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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You dont have a compiler so you cant compile the source You need to install a compiler before you can install things from *.tar.gz files.
Old 04-12-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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You need to install a C compiler, GCC should be included in most distros.
Old 04-12-2004, 11:28 AM   #4
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The configure script checks to see if you have what is required before actually compiling the program.
Old 04-12-2004, 06:30 PM   #5
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Hi there.
I'm completely new to linux.
I've had some problems with sound card (sound blaster live). Downloaded alsa and when i try to install it (./configure) it says the same thing as slo.
how can i install gcc compiler??

Old 04-12-2004, 06:56 PM   #6
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For info on GCC go to this link
Old 04-12-2004, 07:15 PM   #7
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What distro are you guys running? I had a similar problem with Mandrake 8.1 and found that Slackware (among other distros) comes with a compiler. Not sure why Mandrake didn't. I found that Mandrakes dependencies also included Zlib, Bison, GCC, etc.
Old 04-12-2004, 10:29 PM   #8
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Mandrake should come with a compiler. You might not have selected to install it when the system was being set up.
Old 04-13-2004, 02:54 AM   #9
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Suse 9 doesnt install gcc by default (u must select it manually)

I cant understand why isnt installed by default
Old 04-13-2004, 05:53 AM   #10
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i'm using RH 9. I've installed gcc it wasn't installed by default and now everything works i've installed sndconfigure and there was no need for alsa. just needed to disable PnP Os on bios and the sound works perfectly now

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