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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 ...
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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
    http://www.talkaboutprogramming.com/...ges/86795.html

    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?


    [EDIT/UPDATE]
    make.conf has
    CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
    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
    [EDIT/UPDATE]
    make.conf has
    CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
    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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    could you paste the output of the command
    Code:
    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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