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Old 08-20-2004, 10:48 AM   #1
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GCC compiler installation

I was installing Apache web server when all of a sudden it said it failed because I don't have a compiler. I downloaded the gcc-3.3.tar.gz and am ready to install... only 1 problem, HOW DO I DO THAT? I have Mandrake 9.2 and I am trying to install the gcc compiler. So far, I did this:

gunzip gcc-3.3.tar.gz it gave the .tar file!

then, I found this command that is:
tar xvf gcc-3.3.tar and it did something.....

what's next????

Old 08-20-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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You won't be able to compile gcc without a working C compiler. Install it with an .rpm off your Mandrake CD's. Use the Mandrake Control Centre. List all the packages available and scroll down to gcc. Apache is probably on the list as well.
Old 08-20-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
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Oh, not sure what the .rpm is but there is a problem... my friend installed mandrake for me, so I don't have the CDs!!! Can I get them from somewhere online?
Old 08-20-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Old 08-20-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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use apt-get and install synaptic!!!! #apt-get install synaptic is the full line. After you have synaptic go to find and search for gcc and c and install them. Its as easy as that. and Synaptic will update your whole system.
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I don't think mandrake comes with apt.


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