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Old 07-28-2005, 03:20 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: asheville usa
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no gcc in suse do i install a compiler?

yes, i am a linux newb...........i have installed suse9.1 with all packages avail. , but gcc was not
installed. so when i go to configure and compile a program i am of course told i cant. how
can i install gcc? if i get it from gcc site, it has to compile....see the catch 22? i have tried rpmseek and cant find anything for suse 9.1, and the files i see that would work on any suse wont download as they are on ftp in germany (not sure why wont work). the process of all of need to delete an entry in my $PATH. i know how to add entries to path from terminal, but i dont how to delete an entry. any help on all of this? please?
Old 07-28-2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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Location: Finland
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We installed Suse 9.1 personal on my gf's comp for a while, and after two days switched it immediately back to slackware.. Its a very limited edition, with serious flaws. I strongly recomend you first retrieve SuSE pro 9.3 from a local suse mirror, and have another go.. Installed it recently on a laptop, works pretty good (for a suse installation) and has all devel tools too available with alot less biting your tongue.. (:

Now, PATH is a tricky one as its just a variable. So, to remove an entry, youll have to track down the file in which it is added, and remove that. In SuSE this might one helluva job, but its possible to find it with some good grep'ping.. (:
Old 07-28-2005, 11:34 PM   #3
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thanks for the info and advice......well, what i did is to bite the bullet and start the long process of installing gentoo from a stage tarball. i figure if i have successfully installed redhat 7,8, & 9; mandrake 9 & 10; suse 9.1; and knoppix i can do the gentoo. its what i want anyway, i just didnt want to spend a day installing. so far so good, almost done with emerge system. i'm sure i'll b back with more questions.


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