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Old 11-07-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
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installing things...

ok...i'm using suse linux 9.0 and i'm trying to install gftp and i'm getting an error when i ./configure. here it is:
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for non-GNU ld... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... no
checking for working aclocal-1.4... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake-1.4... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking host system type... i586-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

i've had this error with other programs and other distros of linux. i've never figured it out and always just give up and use the software that comes with it...hehehe, lazy i guess. any ideas would be great....oh and i've checked and that gcc and stuff is installed....
Old 11-07-2003, 04:21 PM   #2
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When you installed, did you install the development stuff? Back a couple years ago, gcc was automatically installed because you had to have it to install programs, but I'm not sure if that's still the case. Either way, use your cd's, or suse's program installer, and install gcc and any files it needs. You'll need that for any real playing around with linux. Actually, if you have the option, and you enjoy trying out new programs, just install the development "package" when you install a distro. This will include all the things that are giving you errors.

As far as gftp, SuSE comes with it, so you shouldn't have to bother with ./configuring it, you can install it from suse's "add programs" option in the configuration menu. (I can't remember what the name of SuSE's config program is, sorry, but it should be easy enough to find in your menus, although you might only find it when you're logged in as root.)


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