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Jaykay3k 02-21-2005 07:45 AM

Redhat 9 GCC compiler HELP! (n00b here)

i have recently just installed redhat 9 and now trying to install a C compiler so that i can use tcl scripts.

I have download gcc-3.4.2 and extracted, and since I am a n00b the steps required need some clarification, these are the things confusing me:

1) it asks to check for specific system intallation guide, but there is no redhat 9 on the list!

2) what is a bootstrap?

3) to configure it I must do this

%mk objdir
%cd objdir
%srcdir/configure [option] [target]

I have a fair idea in what is happening but would be greatfull if some explained to me what lines are doing, especially the last one! i dont know what they mean by [option] [target].

I am guessing objdir is where my objects for program will be installed to and srcdir is the source from which the program will be installed from?

thank you for your time advice and any help :)

trickykid 02-21-2005 07:46 AM

It'll most likely be easier if you get the gcc RPM packages off your Redhat cd's and install by those means.

rpm -ivh <package-name>.rpm

Jaykay3k 02-21-2005 08:01 AM

what is an rpm package (what does rpm stand for?)

and where can I get GCC RPM package for redhat 9, i have just searched but would be greatful for exact location :)

michaelk 02-21-2005 09:05 AM

RPM - Redhat Package Manager
Redhat developed this method to install preconfigured applications. They are usually distribution/version specific.

It is the development package you want to install and I think its on the 3rd CD. There is a GUI package manager but can't remember where to find it at the moment.

Jaykay3k 02-21-2005 11:31 AM

There are 260 rpms on that disc and i don't know which one is GCC for C compiling><
any help?

New_To_RH_Linux 02-21-2005 12:59 PM


Originally posted by Jaykay3k
There are 260 rpms on that disc and i don't know which one is GCC for C compiling><
any help?

just install scientific tools with package manager!!!

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