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Old 05-17-2008, 04:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Don't know how to configure & compile software from source

what's wrong with this tings when i installer a software in my rh9?
Do configure show these world.
what should i do ?
thank you ...

[root@bogon openq-0.3.2]# ./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 for sed... /bin/sed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot cr
eate executables
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@bogon openq-0.3.2]#
Old 05-17-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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First, calling the thread ‘‘Urgent!’’ instead of, say, ‘‘./configure fails’’ is counterproductive. First glance at your topic title doesn't help anyone quickly decide if 1) the topic is interesting and 2) does he know enough in the area to help. Surely if someone supposes that neither is true, the topic is not read.

Second, if the command tells you to see config.log, you would better paste last few hundreds lines from config.log in
[ code ] [ /code ]
tags or upload entire file and link here.

Third, RH9 is very old. So you should think if you really want that, and not a fresher Fedora or CentOS. Even if you defeat that problem, in the end you may end up with failed dependencies anytime.

Fourth, it is typical error when you miss some package. You should have at least glibc-devel, gcc and binutils installed. That is what comes to my mind first, probably there are more requirements. config.log may contain (somewhere like 100 lines up from the bottom) information about which command was not found. Look at it.

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