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Old 08-18-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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installing fwbackups on Mint

I am trying to install fwbackups on linux mint. I get this error:

./configure --prefix=/usr
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
checking for a Python interpreter with version >= 2.4... python
checking for python... /usr/bin/python
checking for python version... 2.7
checking for python platform... linux2
checking for python script directory... ${prefix}/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
checking for python extension module directory... ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... no
configure: error: in `/home/user/fwbackups-1.43.4':
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details
I echoed the config.log file, and noticed it was really long, and wasn't sure if I should post it as well?
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You were probably wise not to post the entire config.log. It would be more helpful to isolate the errors and post them.

It looks as if the C Compiler is not working. Also, were you doing the compiling as root or as user? (I'm not sure that's relevant, but it might be. I always compile as root.)

This is a shot in the dark, but, as I recall, Mint does not ship with a compiler out of the box as many Mint users do not compile from sources and distros are always looking for ways to slim down the *.iso files. Open Synaptic and verify that gcc is installed.

I think I had to do that in order to compile from sources on Mint, but it's been several months and I didn't write anything down.

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