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SamJ 02-18-2004 03:05 AM

"no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH" any ideas?
i was trying to install gaim last night, and this is what it came up as...

no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

this was after running the ./configure command
i have no idea what this helps, anyone able to talk a newbie through how to sort this out? :)


Rinse 02-18-2004 03:19 AM

Pleas check if you have gcc installed.
also look for autoconfigure, automake, gettext etc..

SamJ 02-18-2004 03:22 AM

err.... sorry to be thick, but how do i do that? :D

Rinse 02-18-2004 03:37 AM

I don't know,
what distribution do you have?

SamJ 02-18-2004 03:40 AM

i've got SuSe 9. would gcc be something contained within the install disks?

Rinse 02-18-2004 04:00 AM

Do you have SuSE Professional?
Dunno if gcc comes with SuSe personal.

If you have professional, please start Yast2, goto the software installation module, then filter on package groups (or similar phrase, i use the Dutch version :) ), goto 'development' and select the following packages in the list:
GNU Binutils

install those packages and whatever dependency suse comes up with.

If you don't have suse 9.0 professional, please checkout for the proper packages.


SamJ 02-18-2004 04:17 AM

ok, i have instyalled the above packages, and it now lets me run the './configure' command, but it wont let me 'make' as the install instructions for Gaim says to :confused: it comes back saying no such command (or something similair)
thanks for all the help

Rinse 02-18-2004 03:33 PM

Okay, so make is probably not installed.
Startup YaSt again, goto the softwaremodule and use the searchtool tool to find 'make' .
The corresponding description is "the GNU make command"

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