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Old 08-08-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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GCC install trouble

Ive been trying to install GCC so i can compile some stuff but keep getting an error message.

I'm running Suse 9.1 and am trying to install GCC-3.2.3,

I cd to the directory i unpack the files to in Konsole, type "./configure" but it comes up with this message.....

Configuring for a i686-pc-linux-gnu host.
Created "Makefile" in /gcc-3.2.3 using "mt-frag"
./configure: line 7: cc: command not found
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.

i think it's asking for a compiler to compiler the compiler, but i don't have one, witch is exactly why i'm trying to install gcc!

does anyone know how to get past the error?


Old 08-08-2004, 11:44 PM   #2
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You can't get past this error. As you've guessed, you need a compiler to compile a compiler. You'd either have to compile it on another machine which already has a compiler, or install gcc from a pre-compiled RPM package. Check out one of the SuSE ftp mirrors for the RPM(s), or install it from the installation CDs using Yast.
Old 08-08-2004, 11:57 PM   #3
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I already have the gcc rpm's but yast won't install it...

i click the rpm, it goes to the window with the button "Install Package with YaST" then Yast comes up with a blank window, nothing in it.

Does the name of the RPM (gcc-3.3.3-41.i586.rpm) mean it's for the i586 arch? coz i'm running i386. Could that be the reason it won't install with YaST?

Does anyone konw where i can get a compiler thats easier to install?


Old 08-09-2004, 01:21 AM   #4
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You can try the following command from the command prompt:

rpm -ivh gcc-3.3.3-41.i586.rpm

You can download another rpm from one of the following sites:

Now try the following command:

rpm -ivh gcc-2.95.3-42.i386.rpm


Old 08-09-2004, 01:57 AM   #5
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Originally posted by VeRM69
coz i'm running i386.
now that just don't seem possible
i386 was intel 12Mhz to 33Mhz
was the very 1'st 32 bit processor
it had the ability to use all of 4 gb of ram
and was made 17 years ago

i586 was the first pentium
75Mhz to 200Mhz
was made 10 years ago

so i bet you can use compiles for i586


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