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Old 08-07-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Having Trouble with GCC / Make

I need to install the GCC compiler in Mandrake Linux 8.0. I un-tarred the files and, as per the instructions made two seperate directories: source (where the untarred setup files are) and object (the target installation directory). I then ran the following:

/source/configure --prefix=/object

This creates three config log files in the otherwise empty object directory. So far so good, I think.

When I tried to run the command make bootstrap, I got an error along the lines of bash: Make command not found. Indeed, make *anything* returns and error as does make by itself, in any directory of linux.

After fiddling with it, I came to the conclusion that maybe I do not have make installed on the system. So I downloaded the gnu make file and untarred it into a newly-made /mkinstall directory. There it sits, and I have no idea how to make or run it (though obviously, make didn't work). So any ideas? I'd really appreciate the help!

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Old 08-08-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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Why not install the RPM for make?
Old 08-08-2006, 12:27 AM   #3
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Similarly, why don't you find an RPM for gcc and install that too? You do know that you'll need a compiler to build gcc in the first place, right? Mandrake 8 is also very old now :/.


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