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Old 07-27-2008, 04:05 AM   #1
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Post tar.bz2 installation problem...

I was installing gst-ffmpeg-0.7.1.tar.bz2. I converted this file to gst-ffmpeg-0.7.1 and gave ./configure command but following appeared..

[judge@localhost gst-ffmpeg-0.7.1]$ ./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 whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
configure: configuring gst-ffmpeg for release
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
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.

How can I successfully install tar files. Everytime I tried to install such tar filed the above message appeared. Give me step by step guidance please...
Old 07-27-2008, 04:17 AM   #2
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What distro are you running (Linux 5 isn't a distro, or do you mean redhat 5?) If it's redhat, try "yum install gcc"
Old 07-27-2008, 04:19 AM   #3
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Did you read the error message? You need to install gcc, the GNU C compiler. This is usually done using your distro's package manager. Have you already used the package manager to check whether the software you want is available, before trying to build from source? It would help if you told us which distro you're using; "linux 5" in your profile is somewhat meaningless.

Also, for what it's worth, you don't "install" tar files. Tarballs are just archives - files that group a load of files together and they can optionally be compressed. They're like zip files. As such, they do not have to contain source code for software. I'm only making this point because it appears to be a common misconception that tarballs have to contain source code..


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