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  1. #1

    Angry GCC 4.3 configure error

    Downloaded gcc-4.3.0------ok

    $ srcdir/configure
    ERROR: No acceptable C compiler in $PATH

    Well duh!
    I am trying to load gcc because i don't seem to have a C compiler on my system. which i discover while trying to load Ruby.
    Whats going on here?

    I tried:
    $ CC=gcc; export CC
    $ srcdir/configure
    which resulted in : C compiler cannot create executables

    Anyone know what I can do here?

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Planet Earth
    If you don't have a c compiler, you need to install a pre-compiled version to compile the source code... which is really strange... why don't you use your distro package system to install the compiler?

  3. #3
    I forgot to mention that this is a hosted VPS i686-pc-linux system where i have no access to any original install disks.
    I do have 'root' access to install whatever i want to add.
    The system is running an 'Apache/PHP/MySql' site, and i want to install the 'Ruby on Rails' framework.

    Could the C compiler be hidden somewhere?
    $ which cc - returned not found
    Could the C compiler maybe be called s/t else?
    $ find / -name 'xxx'

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