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Old 12-04-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
Dr Nick
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config: error: c compiler cannot create executables


Hi, whenever i try an installation through a source code I get this error.

I see
---
Checking for gcc..... gcc
Checking for C compiler default output... config: error: c compiler cannot create executables
---

This is only a portion (the end) of what comes up after i enter the command.

How do I fix this?

Does it just require the installation of a new C compiler?

from the 1st line of what i wrote - "Checking for gcc..... gcc" - i'm guessing gcc is installed...

Thanks,
Nick.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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Are you trying to compile C code or C++ code?
For C code use (I don't know the file extension of C :P):
Code:
gcc myCode.c -o fileName.out
For C++ code use:
Code:
g++ myCode.cpp -o fileName.out
Then type
Code:
./fileName.out
to run it.
I think this answers your question or at least helps.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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I am trying to compile this game:
http://freeciv.wikia.com/

myCode.c? What should I put here? (i have no idea about compiling in the terminal...)
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:19 PM   #4
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Fedora :
The missing packages are probably
'glibc-devel' and 'glibc-headers'

And the easy way is to get freeciv :
with your package manager or use
# 'yum install freeciv'
( You will also get the 4 dependencies
in the same command )
....

Last edited by knudfl; 12-05-2008 at 06:27 AM.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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Extract the tar.bz2 file to its own directory. (Simple way to do it is to go into the directory it resides in and Right Clicking on the archive and choosing Extract Here)
Then, in a terminal window,
Code:
cd
Code:
cd freeciv-2.1.8
Code:
./configure
Code:
make
Code:
make install
Hope that helped, reply if you still need help.

-Sam
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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Go to the directory where you downloaded freeciv-2.1.8.tar.bz2 and right click -> extract here.
Then, in a terminal window, type:
Code:
cd freeciv-2.1.8
Code:
./configure
Code:
make
and as root user
Code:
make install
Hope this helps. Reply if you need more help

-Sam
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:32 PM   #7
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Go to the directory where you downloaded freeciv-2.1.8.tar.bz2 and right click -> extract here.
Then, in a terminal window, type:
Code:
cd freeciv-2.1.8
Code:
./configure
Code:
make
and as root user
Code:
make install
Hope this helps. Reply if you need more help

-Sam
 
  


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