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Old 01-20-2002, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question Help me guys please

help me guys. whenever I download a tarball in the internet when I install it to my RedHat 7.1 I always got this error. does anybody analyzed this what seems to be the problem

bash$ sh configure

loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no

Old 01-20-2002, 11:20 AM   #2
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First of all, how did you install Redhat 7.1? More than likely you let it perform an automatic install for you. I did this the first few times I installed it just to get an idea of what was installed and how it was installed. However, I found that when I let the Redhat install itself rather than select the individual packages I had this problem. Unless I did something wrong, it never gave me what I needed to install other packages. I've only been installing the server.

The way I like to install it is to select the type install, ie workstation or server, server in my case. Then I select the option where I can select individual packages so I may be getting the best of both worlds, maybe not. I've only installed the OS once or twice using the full custom method and not selecting a type install , ie workstation or server. When I selected the packages using the select individual packages method I was able to make the installation files and install anything I wanted just fine and it actually ran too.

During the last two months I may have become a Linux server installation guru, because that's all I did with it. Install , download a package make the installation set then install it checked to see if it worked then blew it all away and tried it again using different options. I must have installed Linux server 60 times or more. Although I have not performed an upgrade yet, perhaps the way to add the packages you need is to perform an upgrade and see if it allows you to select individual packages to install. If so you will be able to add the packages that you are lacking. So make a list of the errors you received during the install of the program you are attempting, you will see these individual packages during the install if you select the option to select individual packages. Also when you do this let it check for dependancies and install the dependant packages.

I would highly recommend you do the same and while performing the select individual packages install method read the information on each package and whatit is used for. This is time consumming may take you about 3 - 4 hours to install the Linux, but at least you will know what all of the packages are for and what you need to install. The only way to really learn it is to tear it apart, this will help you in the long run as well. I started out with Unix, Lynx, Xenix, and QNX. Then migrated to Windows about 5 years ago, silly me. I did the same with windows NT workstation and server and learned it very well. Now I am learning Linux in the same manner.

By the way what in particular are you trying to install?

Good Luck and please let me know if this has helped. The next best way to learn is to help others. That's why this site is so great. Ya get help when you need it and everyone is very very nice and willing to help!!! So when you learn something please contribute to other newbies yourself.

PS. Please read and understand the whole post before making judgement or inappropriate comments.

Last edited by Tijoux; 01-20-2002 at 11:57 AM.
Old 01-20-2002, 11:44 AM   #3
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well, you've not got gcc installed. just install the rpms from your distro. be warned that as you haven't got that installed, you'll also be maissing a fair few other files, you might need to install over 100mb of libraries and such like to get what ever you're compiling to work.

actually, reading that last reply, I was thinkign that just recommending reinstalling was a stupid idea.. but you've really got no development files installed whatsoever, and as such, and assuming you're not too up on linux, that might actaully be the simplest solution from your situation.

if you were using mandrake you'd be able to install everythign easily enough, but in redhat it isn't as easy to install the high numebr of rpms that you need to. Maybe you'd like to install these files for experience, which may be a good idea, but you'll get a LOT of dependencies and such like until you get everything installed.
Old 01-20-2002, 01:13 PM   #4
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Thank Tijoux and BlueCadet for the tips, anyway Tijoux I've got what you mean that I have to do a lot of pain and experiments in order me to discover and solve a certain problem. is that correct? thanks anyway that's the way I'm doing for the past few months I Install and reinstall my RedHat for experiment but I do always use the Individual Package

BlueCadet I maybe your right I have to add some packages. many thanks to both of you..



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