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Old 04-20-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Problem with installing gcc 3.3 on fedora core 4

hi all,

I am a newbie to linux. I have Fedora core4 installed on my machine. As i had downloaded XMMS player source rpm and tried to install that, it was throwing a error saying it needs gcc 3.x to be installed (not even 4.0 which was already installed!). So i had got the GCC 3.3.1 from GNU .org and extracted the filed. Then I ran "./configure" in the shell. it did some processing displaying a bunch of messages(nothing like errors) and ended(successfully). THen i ran "make" which gave out the following error:

[root@localhost gcc-3.3]# make
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/libiberty'
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/libiberty/testsuite'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/libiberty/testsuite'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/libiberty'
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/zlib'
: make ; exec true "AR_FLAGS=rc" "CC_FOR_BUILD=gcc" "CFLAGS=-g -O2" "CXXFLAGS=-g -O2" "CFLAGS_FOR_BUILD=" "CFLAGS_FOR_TARGET=-O2 -g -O2" "INSTALL=/bin/sh /usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/install-sh -c" "INSTALL_DATA=/bin/sh /usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/install-sh -c -m 644" "INSTALL_PROGRAM=/bin/sh /usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/install-sh -c " "INSTALL_SCRIPT=/bin/sh /usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/install-sh -c" "LDFLAGS=" "LIBCFLAGS=-g -O2" "LIBCFLAGS_FOR_TARGET=-O2 -g -O2" "MAKE=make" "MAKEINFO=makeinfo --no-split " "PICFLAG=" "PICFLAG_FOR_TARGET=" "SHELL=/bin/sh" "EXPECT=expect" "RUNTEST=runtest" "RUNTESTFLAGS=" "exec_prefix=/usr/local" "infodir=/usr/local/info" "libdir=/usr/local/lib" "prefix=/usr/local" "tooldir=/usr/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu" "AR=ar" "AS=as" "CC=gcc" "CXX=c++" "LD=ld" "LIBCFLAGS=-g -O2" "NM=nm" "PICFLAG=" "RANLIB=ranlib" "DESTDIR=" DO=all multi-do
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/zlib'
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/fastjar'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/fastjar'
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/gcc'
gcc -c -g -O2 -DIN_GCC -W -Wall -Wwrite-strings -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wtraditional -pedantic -Wno-long-long -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DGENERATOR_FILE -I. -I. -I. -I./. -I./config -I./../include ./read-rtl.c -o read-rtl.o
In file included from ./read-rtl.c:24:
./rtl.h:132: warning: type of bit-field ‘code’ is a GCC extension
./rtl.h:135: warning: type of bit-field ‘mode’ is a GCC extension
./read-rtl.c: In function ‘fatal_with_file_and_line’:
./read-rtl.c:53: warning: traditional C rejects ISO C style function definitions
./read-rtl.c: In function ‘read_rtx’:
./read-rtl.c:653: error: invalid lvalue in increment
make[1]: *** [read-rtl.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/mutyalu/mutyam_backup/gcc-3.3/gcc'
make: *** [all-gcc] Error 2

I am unable to figure out whats the problem. Can anybody please help me out in this problem?

I also have a copule of general questions:

Why does Fedora have this complicated method of package management?
If Fedora core 5 is out, Can i update my Fedora core 4 installation without any loss of data?

Replies and suggestion are most welcome!!!


Mutyala Rao
Old 04-20-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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Hello, have you attempted to use Fedora's YUM to install applications? If you find the command to be a bit to intimidating you should install YUMEX. This way you can keep track of all your software and provide yourself with a simple method of installation. If you need anymore help just post a message and I will try my best to give you a hand.


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