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    can't seem to emerge anything anymore

    Keep running into this line during /configure:

    (this from emerge apache)

    Invalid configuration `i686-pc-linux-oldld': machine `i686-pc-linux' not recognized
    configure: error: /bin/sh build/config.sub i686-pc-linux-oldld failed

    Now, as I think is pretty clear I know nothing about this. I saw "oldld" and thought hey maybe that's to do with ldconfig -- which i remember having to run after certain isntalls.

    The only web resources i found on this error were ruby (?!) questions that weren't answered, and

    which indicates (uh oh) that maybe i need gcc.

    But I've successfully emerged other software on this machine. How did I do that without gcc?

    emerging gcc gave me:
    gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `as': No such file or directory
    *** The command 'gcc -o conftest -O2 -march=pentium4 -pipe conftest.c' failed.
    *** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.

    Sounds like something I can do. Should I do it in make.conf? What should I set it to?

    make.conf has
    that must not be right... checking handbook

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    err... check and make sure that binutils is installed, and make sure it's in the right directory

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    Re: can't seem to emerge anything anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by LeFou
    make.conf has
    that must not be right... checking handbook
    That's what i have on my make.conf, i'm running an Athlon XP 1700+ jus so u know
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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    could you paste the output of the command
    emerge info
    inside of 'code tags'
    and yes you have gcc installed ...with gentoo you always have gcc!

    and yes the CHOST is corrrect with the correct syntax
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