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Old 11-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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installing GCC 'no acceptable C compiler found'

I am trying to install gcc-4.2.0 on redhat 'Linux version 2.4.21-4.EL'

I am new to linux.. please provide as much detail as possible.

I wanted to install apache...but recevied the following error:

checking for gcc... no

Thats the reason i am now trying to install GCC.

Unfortunately i ran into another error and this is where i am stuck.

When I run '/gcc-build//gcc-4.2.0/configure' I get the following errors:

[root@localhost gcc-4.2.0]# /gcc-build//gcc-4.2.0/configure --prefix=/opt/gcc-4.2.0
creating cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln works... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

Can someone please let me know how to continue? Please provide as much detail as possible.
Old 11-15-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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If you have the original Red Hat discs, you can install an older version of gcc from there.
Old 11-19-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by reddazz View Post
If you have the original Red Hat discs, you can install an older version of gcc from there.
reddazz -thanks for your reply...

Yes, I do have the original CDs..

I found the rpm file on the cd and tried to install it using that rpm file but I got the following errors. Please see detailed information below:

[root@localhost gcc-build]# rpm -i compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122.src.rpm
warning: compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID db42a60e
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

-> so I created the directory

mkdir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/gcc-2.96-20000731

[root@localhost gcc-build]# rpm -i compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122.src.rpm
[root@localhost gcc-build]#

-> I though this is suppose to install gcc already ??
# gcc
-bash: gcc: command not found

-> So I went to the directory and found the source code and tried installing it from there but got the error below:

cd /usr/src//redhat/SOURCES/

bzip2 -d gcc-2.96-20000731.tar.bz2

tar xvf gcc-2.96-20000731.tar

cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/gcc-2.96-20000731

Error Below:

[root@localhost gcc-2.96-20000731]# ./configure
Configuring for a i686-pc-linux host.
Created "Makefile" in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/gcc-2.96-20000731 using "mt-frag"
./configure: line 7: cc: command not found
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.

Not sure where to go from here...


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