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Old 02-17-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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need help installing program in fc3

I am trying to install a program into fc3. As su, when I type ./configure I receive the following error.

checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... /usr/bin/kde-config
checking where to install... /usr (as returned by kde-config)
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

I have included the output when I list my PATH:

[root@localhost /]# echo $PATH

I do have GCC installed:
[root@localhost /]# whereis gcc
gcc: /usr/libexec/gcc

How can I set my $PATH to include /usr/libexec/gcc?

Any help is appeciated!
Old 02-17-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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I doubt very much that that is your C compiler. gcc would be located in /usr/bin
Load YaST or whatever tool dead rat comes with these days and install the development tools that you undoubtedly thought you wouldn't need when you installed the system. While you're at it install the gtk-devel tools or qt-devel and kde-devel packages if you're planning on installing any gtk or qt (gnome or kde) apps.
Old 02-17-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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/usr/libexec/gcc is a folder, not an executable binary. It won't compile anything. Open the Fedora menu> System Settings> Add/Remove Applications> enter roots password> Scroll down and install the Development Tools
Old 02-17-2005, 07:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I'll do it tonight.
Old 03-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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I had the same problem- mistake made initially when I thought "what use would i have for programming"- Now I know why

I've been on linux for 2 days (first time ever, and oh yes, I pledge my allegiance) and am able to get by uptill now. I followed the instructions to add applications but i got the following error message.

I figured out the problem could be solved by upgrading the installation- so i rebooted with the FEdora Core 3 CD1 and went through the installation, unfortunately it didnt specifically prompt for the "add/remove" apps dialogue box. The only option i selected was upgrading and NOT a fresh install (since I had used both YUM and up2date, i felt a fresh installation is a waste of time)- if there's anyway, i can get around this without a fresh installation, please let me know.

In the mean time, let me re-run the installation to see if i can get the options right again
Old 03-03-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
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Thank you for your response. I ended up having to do an upgrade with my fc3 disks, and still not all of the dependencies were fulfilled. So I searched the net and downloaded the missing files and installed those individually. Now, fortunately, the problem is solved.

Next time I install fc3 - which will be soon as I am moving to a larger hard drive - I will know better.


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