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    Configure Compile errors

    Ok, I've run into some errors that are a little more than troublesome.

    I am very new to the Linux world and would like to be able to use this system but when trying to install almost anything I get numerous error messages trying to configure.

    I took this from the config.log file:

    configure:559: checking for a BSD compatible install
    configure:612: checking whether build environment is sane
    configure:669: checking whether make sets ${MAKE}
    configure:715: checking for working aclocal
    configure:728: checking for working autoconf
    configure:741: checking for working automake
    configure:754: checking for working autoheader
    configure:767: checking for working makeinfo
    configure:785: checking for gcc
    configure:815: checking for cc

    during running ./configure gives me these errors.
    It says that aclocal thru autoheader is missing
    and gcc isn't there and niether is cc.

    One site said a solution to this would be to run:
    CC="cc_name" ./configure

    but that gave me:
    configure: error: intallation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.

    So, Where do I begin. Do I need to download and install GCC or do I need to get my hands on autoconf first?

    And in Either case what do I do with them.
    Remember I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I've only just installed Red Hat 8.0 less than a week ago.

    pardon me if this thread appears in other indexes cause I don't know where to post this.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Install the gnu compiler suite first, then autoconf. Another thing is that Red Hat 8.0 is antique. Get an up-to-date operating system, such as Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), or CentOS / Scientific Linux (clones of RHEL). Also, see if the tool you want to install is available via the package manager for your system (RPM for RH 8.0, YUM for RHEL) and use that since it is already compiled and configured for your system.

    Again, RH 8 is way, way out of date. Get something newer
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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