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Old 12-19-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
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How do i install a compiler......?

I need to install a compiler onto mandrake 9.2, when i try to install the development packages from the disk using the install utility it fails with failed dependencies (of course). How should i go about installing a compiler? I downloaded gcc rpm but i got failed dependencies again. Is there a command line install option that ignores the dependencies? thanks
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are you installing a gcc version that requires dependencies or newer versions of dependent programs that you don't have?

otherwise there should be an overide, but for an rpm distro you would have to search google, or wait until somehere has run into the same thing.
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Yea i think so cuz i get this streaming list of dependencies and im sure theyre stuff i dont have installed. I tried from command line with the --nodeps switch and whats funny is it acted like the --nodeps switch didnt exist.
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isn't urpmi supposed to install all packages related?
i haven't used rpm for long time.
so it might be wrong.
Old 12-19-2003, 09:39 PM   #5
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Cool gcc should be there

Are you sure you don't have a compiler?
All the distros I ever installed already had one.
Updating librarys can get complicated.
try entering 'info gcc' in a term window.
enter gcc in a term window and you should get something
like " no input file", If gcc does not exist you will get "command not found".
You should already have a compiler.
Good luck, James

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