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Originally Posted by bloðtjörn Hi all. I'm very new to linux, and I'm trying to install various programs like gaim and kile. I have been unsuccessful so far. I have ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloðtjörn View Post
    Hi all. I'm very new to linux, and I'm trying to install various programs like gaim and kile. I have been unsuccessful so far. I have been able to extract the tar files ok (after some research to learn how to do that, haha), but this is what happens when I type: ./configure

    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)... no
    checking for sed... /usr/bin/sed
    checking for gcc... no
    checking for cc... no
    checking for cc... no
    checking for cl... no
    congifure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
    See `config.log' for more details.

    So I was looking through more stuff and it looks like I need some sort of compiler. I have tried to install a few but I really have no idea what I'm doing. Can anyone point me in the right direction of where I can find an easy-to-install one and how to do it? Thanks a ton.


    I am having thsi exact same problem - output too - when trying to install gcc - how did you do it?

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    I moved this post to its own thread because the member you're asking the question hasn't logged into the forum in roughly a year and is therefore not likely to respond.

    Can you tell us in detail what you're trying to install, what command you ran and what errors you received? Also, what distribution of Linux are you using?
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    Well I actually got it to work, but here's what was going on.

    I am setting up a linux machine with the centOS (i think that's it) distribution. I was having trouble installing the latest gcc because the system did not have a compiler already on it.

    instead i logged on as root and used the following commands:
    su -
    yum -y install gcc gcc-c++

    and it worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by GimBoid View Post
    Well I actually got it to work, but here's what was going on.

    I am setting up a linux machine with the centOS (i think that's it) distribution. I was having trouble installing the latest gcc because the system did not have a compiler already on it.

    instead i logged on as root and used the following commands:
    su -
    yum -y install gcc gcc-c++

    and it worked
    Thanks for posting the resolution. Your thread might be of help to other users in the future. Let us know if you run into any other problems.
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