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Old 10-14-2003, 11:12 PM   #16
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Stuart,FL
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I believe the way I did it is to first click the red fedora hat
go to system settings->add/remove applications
Enter the root password when prompted.
Go down in the list to development tools.
In that entry is gcc as well as other compilers and the like.
Click the boxes to add/remove select programs.
When finished click update.
Enter the discs it asks for when prompted.
Old 10-15-2003, 12:15 AM   #17
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Location: Sarasota, FL
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cool thanks, I got it now. I'm glad it was a lot less complicated than I had thought it was, my brain was going to fry. Anyway, now that I have all of my programs compiling, Im realizing there really isnt a functionality like a built in compiler in Windows. Kind of a nice feature
Old 10-15-2003, 12:24 AM   #18
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In the future, it'd be a lot easier to just install a "development environment' from the beginning. I wish that it'd be flagged a little better during the install process, because most newbies think "Hey, I won't be developing software, I don't need that!"
But... To compile anything from source, you will. And rpms don't make dependency dealing very easy, so it can be quite hard sometimes to even get a compiler installed!

Anyway, rant off, and glad you got it figured out bro

Old 10-15-2003, 03:34 PM   #19
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yeah that's exactly what I thought when I didnt include the development package during install, I had no idea what the proportion of uncompiled code I would be downloading would be.

So far... Its about 5-1 uncompiled to compiled for me.


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