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Old 10-02-2007, 04:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy not succeeding to install .tar.gz file

Hi everyone !!!
this may be a very stupid question for you but as i am pretty new to linux it's creating problem...
I tried to install .tar.gz file but didn't succeed.i am using redhat 5..

i want to install gcc-2.95.2.tar.gz so i put this in my home dir. and extracted there then i entered the command ./configure
the result was:
Config.guess failed to determine the host type. You need to specify one.
Usage: configure [OPTIONS] [HOST]

Options: [defaults in brackets]
--prefix=MYDIR install into MYDIR [/usr/local]
--exec-prefix=MYDIR install host-dependent files into MYDIR [/usr/local]
--help print this message [normal config]
--build=BUILD configure for building on BUILD [BUILD=HOST]
--host=HOST configure for HOST [determined via config.guess]
--norecursion configure this directory only [recurse]
--program-prefix=FOO prepend FOO to installed program names [""]
--program-suffix=FOO append FOO to installed program names [""]
--program-transform-name=P transform installed names by sed pattern P [""]
--site=SITE configure with site-specific makefile for SITE
--srcdir=DIR find the sources in DIR [. or ..]
--target=TARGET configure for TARGET [TARGET=HOST]
--tmpdir=TMPDIR create temporary files in TMPDIR [/tmp]
--nfp configure for software floating point [hard float]
--with-FOO, --with-FOO=BAR package FOO is available (parameter BAR)
--without-FOO package FOO is NOT available
--enable-FOO, --enable-FOO=BAR include feature FOO (parameter BAR)
--disable-FOO do not include feature FOO

Where HOST and TARGET are something like "sparc-sunos", "mips-sgi-irix5", etc.

so could anyone tell me what does it mean and how can i overcome this situation .
Moreover, i am unable to install source rpm also so i need your help in this regard too.
Old 10-02-2007, 08:40 AM   #2
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Hi ajaytiwary, Did you cd into the directory that was created after extracting the file and before executing ./configure and if so, where did you get the source? Is there some particular reason you're installing source instead of an .rpm?
Good luck. ;-)
Old 10-02-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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hi ajay,

gcc comes precompiled with the RHEL5 just search in ur dvd or cd pack u will find over there.....and then use rpm command to install the gcc
if u have licensed for the RHEL5 then use this command
yum install gcc it will automatically install it



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