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Hey all, I just installed the base of debian, then apt-getting x-window-system-core kde... and I tried installing amsn, it says I was missing GCC, so I types 'apt-get gcc' and ...
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    Problem with install-- What will work ???


    Hey all, I just installed the base of debian, then apt-getting x-window-system-core kde... and I tried installing amsn, it says I was missing GCC, so I types 'apt-get gcc' and it got it, but now (yes, im root) it shows this when I try to configure

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    zasr@Zasr:~$ cd /home/zasr/msn/debian
    zasr@Zasr:~/msn/debian$ ./package.postinst
    bash: ./package.postinst: Permission denied
    zasr@Zasr:~/msn/debian$ cd msn
    bash: cd: msn: No such file or directory
    zasr@Zasr:~/msn/debian$ cd /home/zasr/msn/
    zasr@Zasr:~/msn$ ./configure
    checking for prefix by checking for wish... no
    expr: syntax error
    ./configure: line 1406: test: too many arguments
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... co cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details.

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    did I screw up on downloading my C compiler somehow? I checked config.log,..


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    Thread model: posix
    gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13)
    configure:1742: $? = 0
    configure:1744: gcc -V </dev/null >&5
    gcc: `-V' option must have argument
    configure:1747: $? = 1
    configure:1770: checking for C compiler default output file name
    configure:1773: gcc conftest.c >&5
    /usr/bin/ld: crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    configure:1776: $? = 1
    configure: failed program was:
    | /* confdefs.h. */
    |
    | #define PACKAGE_NAME ""
    | #define PACKAGE_TARNAME ""
    | #define PACKAGE_VERSION ""
    | #define PACKAGE_STRING ""
    | #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT ""
    | /* end confdefs.h. */
    |
    | int
    | main ()
    | {
    |
    | ;
    | return 0;
    | }
    configure:1815: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details.

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    thanks to all that can help me

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    why not try
    Code:
    apt-get install amsn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    why not try
    Code:
    apt-get install amsn
    Thats for the stable amsn, I want the CVS one so I can view the new messenger personal messages..no apt-get for it yet,

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    Install g++ and see if that gives you better results.
    Just a shot in the dark, but as I'm learning C++ I've noticed that g++ makes ready-to-go executables quite easily, while gcc does not.
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