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Old 11-15-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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Question Binutils 2.14 -> Requirement for mplayer -> CC error

Hey I set up RedHat Linux 9.0 in about 1month or so!
I would like to listen to mp3's (movies, but that later), on my linux machine. I went to mplayer and started to read the docs. When I got to the requirements I started to find, download, and install them.

Luckily, I got stuck on the first requirement and I am here. I was recieving the below as an error.
*** The command '/home/user1/gcc-3.3.2/ -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.
So i read that I had to make CC = to a compiler. I did CC=gcc ./configure, and same error. Then I sort of understood from various forums in this site that i was supposed to do the below (export CC=...)

user1@localhost binutils-2.14]$ export CC="/home/user1/gcc-3.3.2/"
[user1@localhost binutils-2.14]$ ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
./configure: line 2095: /home/user1/gcc-3.3.2/: is a directory
./configure: line 2206: /home/user1/gcc-3.3.2/: is a directory
*** The command '/home/user1/gcc-3.3.2/ -o conftest -g   conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.
[user1@localhost binutils-2.14]$
What is wrong? I have installed gcc from binary and everything is working great (I installed checkinstall, mozilla, and updated up2date certificates, as well as up2date rpm's just fine. Somebody tell me how to fix this problem. thx
Old 11-15-2003, 01:03 AM   #2
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hmm... first off, i don't think your gcc is located in your user's home directory. for me it's in /usr/bin. and to invoking it on the ./configure line should work:

./configure CC=gcc

i'm not sure, but it maybe that binutils won't compile with gcc3.3.2 as maybe the binutils is looking for an older version of gcc like version 2.96 or something. there are rpms for binutils though and since you're using red hat 9, i'd suggest using them instead of trying to compile your own.

edit: actually you should be able to find this on rhn on red hat's site.

Last edited by megaspaz; 11-15-2003 at 01:06 AM.
Old 11-21-2003, 08:14 PM   #3
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thanks, precompiled worked out


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