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    Need help with installing software


    I'm a total newbie to Linux so I would appreciate some help

    I have trouble installing new software on my computer. Usually it is a file i can unpack with the tar command. Once I go to the directory where the unpacked files are and type in the command ./configure (which every site says is the thing to do), the trouble begins and i can get any further. The message i get (trying to install Q-tella) is:

    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    /home/roel/qtella-0.6.5/missing: Unknown '--run' option
    Try: '/home/roel/qtella-0.6.5/missing --help' for more information
    configure: WARNING: 'missing' script is too old or missing
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for g++... no
    checking for c++... no
    checking for gpp... no
    checking for aCC... no
    checking for CC... no
    checking for cxx... no
    checking for cc+++... no
    checking for cl... no
    checking for FCC... no
    checking for KCC... no
    checking for RCC... no
    checking for xlC_r... no
    checking for xlC... no
    checking for C++ compiler default output file name... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
    See 'config.log' for more details

    Looking through config.log doesn't make me any wiser, so help would be greatly appreciated.

    grtz Roel

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    You should install GCC compiller from RPM first.

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    how do i do that??

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    If you have MDK CDs install GCC from them, or you could use urpmi-util for automatic download and install it from internet

    Read http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-19957.html to get some knowlege about installing from RPM and
    Code:
    man rpm
    for more info.

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