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Old 05-14-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH


Hi all,

not sure whether to post this here or in the newbie section, but here is my problem: i am trying to install the hpijs-1.6 printer driver for the HP 5850 printer I bought. I am following the instruction on the HP website and downloaded the tar file, untarred it. When i got to the hpijs-1.6 directory and do ./ configure here is what i get:

[root@localhost hpijs-1.6]# ./configure
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 gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

I am pretty sure gcc has been installed as i did the standard fedora core 1 installation. How can i solve this ? By the way, i am very much a newbie at linux :-).

Thanks,

Patrick
 
Old 05-14-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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not sure what distro you are using, but you should have developmentel programs on one of your disks. When I used redhat it was under add/rome programs in the menu.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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Im using Fedora Core 1 ... just standard installation. I tried the add/remove programs thing, but there is mentioned that gcc is part of the standard packages which are installed by default. My feeling is that gcc is installed, but somehow got left out of the $path. So then my question becomes 'how to i get gcc to be included in the path?'. Or is this a wrong thought pattern ?
 
Old 05-14-2004, 05:16 PM   #4
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open up a terminel and type
gcc --version
if it tells you a verion number it is installed, If it says gcc command not found then it probably is not.

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their is one space after gcc(it is hard to read)
 
Old 05-15-2004, 05:00 AM   #5
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Thanks Shanenin,

i checked and i indeed did not seem to have gcc installed. I remedied that and now i definately have it, because it seems that my problem is now shifting to a gcc problem. When i run ./configure it finds gcc but still gives an error. Anyone knows what this is about ?

My output:

[root@localhost hpijs-1.6]# ./configure
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 gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables

No sure if I should now post this as a separate (specific gcc) issue ?

Regards,

Patrick
 
Old 05-15-2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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I would probably start a new thread. Did you install it from your cd? If that is how you did it, I would reccomend installing all of your developmental packages. It would probably be prefered to install gcc from your disk, I think that gcc and a package called glibc need to be compatible(the disk will have the correct version).
 
Old 05-15-2004, 02:11 PM   #7
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you've got to have the various development packages installed, like the glibc header files and all kinds of crap.
 
  


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