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Old 05-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Problem installing Curl in my Red Hat Server

Hi guys, I have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (i686)release 5.2 (Tikanga). I need to install Curl in my server. I have followed the steps here : When i did step 1, I got error on the screen that i need to install GCC first. I run the following code below to install GCC but it isn't successful at all. I got some error, I am new to linux so i really don't know what to do.

root@host [~]# cd ~/src
root@host [~/src]# wget
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 106104710 (101M) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: `gcc-4.7.0.tar.gz'

100%[=======================================>] 106,104,710 1.37M/s   in 3m 46s

09:33:47 (458 KB/s) - `gcc-4.7.0.tar.gz' saved [106104710/106104710]

root@host [~/src]# tar -xzf gcc-4.7.0.tar.gz
root@host [~/src]# ls
./  ../  gcc-4.7.0/  gcc-4.7.0.tar.gz
root@host [~/src]# cd gcc-4.7.0
root@host [~/src/gcc-4.7.0]# ./configure
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 whether ln works... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for gawk... gawk
checking for libitm support... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/root/src/gcc-4.7.0':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
root@host [~/src/gcc-4.7.0]# sudo nano config.log
root@host [~/src/gcc-4.7.0]# configure: error: in `/root/src/gcc-4.7.0':
> configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
While searching around the net, I have read it too to use "yum" but the problem is I don't have access to it. When running yum, it asked to me run "rhn_register". I did it but it asked me for some username and password but i dont know what are the access.

Any idea on what am i going to do so that i can successfully install GCC, OPENSSL and curl? Badly need my curl to work.
Old 05-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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IF you are going to use RHEL successfully, you'll need to register with Redhat. If you're not sure about the answers to rhn_register, then phone them up; they have 24x7 support.
Note that you have to pay to get support & updates from RH.
If you want the free version, try Centos, but you won't get support, but you will get updates.
As recommended, do login as root and use the 'yum' cmd , whether using RHEL or Centos.
This will handle updates & dependencies(!) automatically and you can also install new stuff using it.

FYI latest is RHEL/Centos 5.8 or 6.2


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