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Old 11-16-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Red Hat Version 9 / Attempting to use Gentoo
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Help Installing Packages

I am trying to install the ws-fptd. I downloaded the latest release. I untarred it into a temporary directory. It is supposed to be auto configurable but I cannot seem to get this to work.

So I am trying to get it ready so I do a ./configure

It starts to configure the package and then after a few lines i get this message.

check for cc ........ no
check for cc ........ no
check for gcc ...... no
error no acceptable cc found in $PATH

What am I supposed to do here?
Am I missing something in my argument?

Old 11-16-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
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you don't have gcc??? ouch, what distro are you using and what install options did you do?
Old 11-16-2004, 09:08 AM   #3
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What is gcc. I am using Red Hat Linux ver 9.

All I did was download the package then untarred it to the temp diectory. Now I do a ./configure and get this error.

What is cc to?

Thank you
Old 11-16-2004, 09:21 AM   #4
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What configure is doing is running through a bunch of checks to make sure packages and programs required by wu-ftp are present. When you install from source you will eventually need to compile that source code. In this case you need to have a c compiler installed on your system. gcc is typically installed with linux distributions, but for whatever reason it is not on your system.

You can do one of two things. Either install gcc and all the components it requires or install wu-ftp from a binary package. This would be done using a package manager like rpm, apt, or yast. This all depends on your distribution. It is a good idea to enter what distribution you are using so people on the forum can better answer your questions. Go to the User CP and add your distribution by editing your profile. I would actually suggest using vsftpd, but that's just one persons opinion. It is quick, secure, and doesn't chew up a lot of real estate.



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