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I'v been having BIG problems tiring to compile programs. whenever i try i always get a error. i haven't had one successfully one yet heres an example.

  • [eanw@Shaw objdir]$ ./configure
    loading cache ./config.cache
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether ln works... yes
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    configure: error: Building in the source directory is not supported in this release.

my distro is mandrake 10.2.

one more example

  • [eanw@Shaw tux_aqfh-1.0.14]$ ./configure
    loading cache ./config.cache
    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... found
    checking for gcc... no
    checking for cc... no
    configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
Make sure you have all the development tools installed. The first error is caused by that specific piece of software though.

KK I lent my CDs to my friend so i will install them when i get them back.
I usually ensure i have at least the following before compiling software:


Of course, different software will require different libraries, etc. It always helps to check out the INSTALL or README files that come with the software.
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