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Old 05-31-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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install error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

i am very much new to linux but i have tried different linux distros
i want yo know how to install software in linux distros.The usual 3 step method doesnt seem to
work for me. whenever i type ./configure command i get the following msg and the later command
(make) doesnt work. can u guys help me?

[root@localhost vlc-0.8.6a]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
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 whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@localhost vlc-0.8.6a]#

can u guys help me?
Old 05-31-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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You need to install gcc. How you do this, depends on the distro that you are using so let us know what it is if you need precise instructions.
Old 05-31-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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i have tried installin programs on suse 10.1, ubuntu 6.06 and slax kill bill. i get the same error msg on all.. please help me with suse and ubuntu as well
Old 05-31-2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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First, always search with the package manager to see if the SW you want is there. Compiling is the LAST thing to try.

To repeat redazz' comment: You need to install the compiler (gcc). It will be available in the package manager.

Finally, I suggest you focus on ONE distro until you get your feet wet. Tell us which one you pick and we can give more precise help.
Old 05-31-2007, 03:51 PM   #5
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if you are using suse at the moment
open up YAST
then go to software management,

try searching for what you are trying to install, its probabbly allready there!, if so check the box ad hit accept.

if not, search for gcc and select, gcc, gcc C++
you will then probabbly get a million and one pakages added as dependancies, dont worry about them, just accept them all,

hit accept, wait while things install then run your
./configure again
Old 06-02-2007, 12:24 PM   #6
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thanks for the quick and useful replies. you guys really rock. thanks a billion.
i'll try this out.


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