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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 ...
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    gcc/installation problems


    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.

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    alright... thanks to some help in these forums (thanks andutt!) i got gcc to work. here's the error i get when trying to compile kile though:

    checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

    does anyone know what X is? kind of funny since that's in the description of this forum (application "X").

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    X

    X is the basic GUI of Linux. The includes for X would probably be in /usr/X11R6/include. If it isn't there, like the compile error suggests, try something like
    Code:
    whereis X11R6
    or something like that.
    Good Luck!
    -lakerdonald

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