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Old 10-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question Need help installing FPING


I'm more or less a newbie to Linux (and this forum). I am trying to install a few components on my PC for Smokeping. Along the way, I've encountered several problems installing components on the OS (I'm using CentOS 5.1); one of the components is fping.

I've uncompressed and extracted the file...that's about it. I read some of the installation notes but I'm confused. In the fping directory (fping version 2.4b2), I've tried running:

"./configure" and "bash configure" and I get the following error:

[root@happv fping]# ./configure
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
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
I looked up what this could possibly be (a C Compiler). I wouldn't know where to look on my system for it or how to install the binary. As I mentioned, I'm rather new to Linux.
I also ran this command too:

[root@happv fping]# find / -name cc

Nothing turned up. And, the "usr/bin" directory does not show fping.Thank you for any help regarding this.
Old 10-31-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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Use the Force (Google), Luke

Hi Treikayan,

AFAIK, CentOS is based on the Red Hat flavored Linux distribution(s). I googled for "gcc" and CentOS and that returned the first item which I think has hints as to what you need to do:

Old 10-31-2008, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thank you, bgoodr.

Querying RPM said I didn't have the package installed, so I installed, and the ./configure compiled. I was then able to complete the installation for fping.


rpm -q gcc

yum install gcc


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