Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.

FREE DNS Is Back

Sign Up Now
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Problems Installing Some Programs, Linux newbie.. please help
Jedbanger
post Mar 3 2003, 09:06 PM
Post #1


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: 3-March 03
Member No.: 509



Hey!.. i-mm new at linux.. i have installed 2 days ago.. and i'm using the Elx distribution.
i'm having trouble installing .tar.gz files.
for eg: i have just downloaded Kopete 0.5.tar.gz
i extract it.
but when i ran the ./configure (as it's said in the instructions for installing it) and error message cames out saying: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
the same thing happened with other programs that i wish to install.
so.. can someone please help me out'
please.
thanxs
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jedbanger
post Mar 3 2003, 09:20 PM
Post #2


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: 3-March 03
Member No.: 509



please... help... i don-t know how to install the .tar.gz
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Corey
post Mar 4 2003, 10:42 AM
Post #3


Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
*******

Group: Admin
Posts: 1,254
Joined: 21-September 02
From: St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Member No.: 3



I'm not familier with the Elx distribution whatsoever, so i will give you the general "Linux" answer.

In order to compile programs from source (those packaged in tar.gz or bzip2) you need to have a C compilier installed. The most famous for Linux is the gcc compiler which should available in all distributions. Some distros don't install it by default unless you choose some sort of "Development" group of packages in the install. You will also need other programs such as "Automake" and "Autoconf" which allows you to configure the source of programs to suit your particular system. Along with the basic "development" tools like gcc and autoconf, you also need any dependencies that the program you are trying install requires. You can find this out usually from the INSTALL and README files. For example, kopete i believe is a KDE based program which means you will probably have to have the KDE libs and headers installed. However, the configure script that you ran will tell you what you're missing as you go along.


--------------------
Corey Quilliam
(former) Linuxhelp.ca Administrator
cquilliam-AT-gmail-dot-com

Want to help out Linuxhelp.net? Check out our Linuxhelp Wiki and see if there are some articles you would like to submit!!

--
Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Work Laptop (HP-Compaq NC6400 Core2)
Kubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Desktop (HP m8120n QuadCore)
Ubuntu 6.04 - Server (I'm not upgrading this baby until support runs out in 2012) (Some old POS dell)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jedbanger
post Mar 4 2003, 12:07 PM
Post #4


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: 3-March 03
Member No.: 509



ohhh thanxs!..
i-m soo stupid.. i didn't choose to install the development package when i installed the Elx.
do u know from where i can get that stuff know???
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jedbanger
post Mar 4 2003, 12:11 PM
Post #5


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: 3-March 03
Member No.: 509



this is what i get when running ./configure:
..... checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
chrisw
post Mar 4 2003, 09:01 PM
Post #6


RMS is my Hero
******

Group: Admin
Posts: 634
Joined: 27-September 02
From: Louisiana
Member No.: 5



look for the files on your install cd

they should be named like
gcc
gcc-c++ etc...etc...


--------------------

Chris W.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 17th December 2017 - 09:00 AM