Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: SuSE 9.1 Personal
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
Help me install GCC today! <-- 1yr without gcc :(


It's been one year since I installed linux on my laptop, and still.. somethings are missing..
wifi support/mouse/speakers/video-graphics

I only need one thing, to install GCC on my system..
Here's my last trial:

Nectron@linux:~/Documents/Programs/gcc-4.0.1> ./config
bash: ./config: is a directory
Nectron@linux:~/Documents/Programs/gcc-4.0.1> ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln works... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
configure: error: Building in the source directory is not supported in this rele                                            ase. See for more details.

I've made a new gcc directory located @ /Programs/gcc
Could someone tell me how to make a ./configure to the /Programs/gcc directory ?

Old 04-17-2006, 06:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 2,299

Rep: Reputation: 89
Providing information helps questions to be answered. What distro are you using? (Try putting it in your profile)

Did you "See for more details."?
Old 04-17-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: SuSE 9.1 Personal
Posts: 41

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
After all the hassle of trying to make it work..

I did this:

Nectron@linux:~/Documents/Programs> rpm -i gcc-3.3.5-5.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        cpp = 3.3.5-5 is needed by gcc-3.3.5-5 is needed by gcc-3.3.5-5 is needed by gcc-3.3.5-5 is needed by gcc-3.3.5-5
now, I need cpp.. and of course, there will be some missing dependencies, and it just loops over and over again..

could someone please tell me where I can get the files?
what's the difference between them?
are they packages or "found in" packages?

Please help as much as you can, I'm dying to install software and drivers..

Thanks a Gig!
Old 04-17-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: SuSE 9.1 Personal
Posts: 41

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quick Update:

I just discovered from the SuSE website that should be in /lib

When I searched for it, it was there!!

I also got cpp running "somehow!"

What should I do in this case?

cpp is here and is also here..

should I just install the gcc rpm with no dependencies?

rpm -i gcc.x.x-x.x.rpm --nodeps
Is this safe? and should I just do it anyway ?
Old 04-17-2006, 08:57 PM   #5
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: 30
It may be the you have some form, but gcc is needing a newer version. I thought Suse uses to Yast resolve dependencies and I would think gcc would be in whatever repositories it uses.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
install new gcc v3.4.5 over gcc v3.2.2 on red hat 9 mlaich Linux - Newbie 2 01-01-2006 09:52 PM
gcc wont install, 'failed dependencies: glibc-devel is needed by gcc-3.3.3-41' TdlSnare SUSE / openSUSE 3 11-29-2004 03:13 PM
Kernel compiling: gcc-3.3 is 586, should be gcc-3.3 386 Erik Plaggenmar Linux - Software 0 10-01-2004 12:38 PM
Must have gcc to install gcc? thafusion Linux - Software 4 05-28-2004 11:20 PM
export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.2 - switch gcc version? ferreter Linux - Software 1 08-20-2003 01:07 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration