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Old 06-06-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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How to install

I just started out with linux, and I managed to get the latest Slackware installed, with a recent kernel.

I need to install GCC, the newest version to be able to install Ndiswrapper, and hopefully get my network adapter working.

I have no idea where to start but would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction in installing the new GCC, I uninstalled the old one already and I've downloaded the .tar.bz2 files I found on the GNU website.
Old 06-06-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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Use bunzip2 to unzip the file, which will leave you with a .tar file. Then use tar -xvf to untar the remaining .tar file. Inside the newly created directory you will find either an INSTALL file or a README file. These files will explain how to install it.

You might want to consider using the Slackware software installer instead. You can get them precompiled and installed pretty much automatically. See this article from the Slackbook for more information.

Good Luck,
Old 06-06-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Nothing happens when I use bunzip.

The cursor went to the left side like the machine was doing work, but it just stays like that and nothing happens, I let it alone so maybe it's just hanging up, but what else can I do if I can't get that to work?

I'm going to look into the installer.
Old 06-06-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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You will want to become familiar with the following site:

This is where you can get Slackware packages ready to install using, as root:

installpkg nameofpackage.tgz

This will easily install Slackware packages. To install from source (the tar.bz2 file you downloaded) use:

tar -jxvf nameofpackage.tar.bz2

This will uncompress the package. Ususally (read the README file), you simply then change directory into the directory that was just created (name of program),

Then, as root, type:


make install

Keep in mind it is much easier to use installpkg in Slackware and most of the packages you will need for Slackware can be found at the above site.

Hope this helps

Old 06-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #5
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Does that site have GCC? I can't find it.

I got it to extract the gcc-4.1.1 file.

I get this error, with ./configure.

root@darkstar:/gcc-4.1.1# ./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/ginstall -c
checking whether ln works... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH


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