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Old 02-16-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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errors compiling gcc 4.2.1


I have tried to compile gcc and I get the following error. "i686-suse-linux-ar command not found. I have also tried this under cygwin and get the same error. "i686-pc-cygwin-ar command not found. I am not sure if configure completes incorrectly or this is a problem with make. Configure checks for ar and reports ar is just ar and not i686-pc-cygwin-ar. Do I have to look at the makefile or configure?
Old 02-17-2008, 04:00 AM   #2
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seems ar is not in your $PATH. Maybe it is installed in /usr/local/bin? you could set a symlink then to /usr/bin
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/ar /usr/bin/ar

but maybe it is not installed at all. Anyway it would be useful to know which distribution you run.
Old 02-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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I run Cygwin and SuSE Linux 10. I get the same error with both distros. My ar is located in /usr/bin and it's in my $PATH. Should I bother the maintainers of gcc?

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