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hi, whenever i try to download a package through emerde i get an error: checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables See `config.log' for ...
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    emerde help...


    hi, whenever i try to download a package through emerde i get an error:

    checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details.


    i feel pretty stupid, i've looked for a few hours for the answer and the packages i try to install don't appear to be there, any help is much appreciated.

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    You probably need to install binutils

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    well i compiled and installed binutils then re-installed emerde and i still get the same error, thank you for your help though.

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    im going to update my gcc see if that helps...

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    well this has me stumped... i can install a very limited amount of programs through it a couple of x-11 apps but thats it....


    maybe the error needs to be explained more... this is the whole text:

    checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details.

    !!! Please attach the following file when filing a report to bugs.gentoo.org:
    !!! /var/tmp/portage/patch-2.5.9/work/patch-2.5.9/config.log

    !!! ERROR: sys-devel/patch-2.5.9 failed.
    !!! Function econf, Line 498, Exitcode 0
    !!! econf failed
    !!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.


    and then the eye catching parts of the log file.....:


    configure: failed program was:
    | #line 1631 "configure"
    | /* confdefs.h. */
    |
    | #define PACKAGE_NAME "patch"
    | #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "patch"
    | #define PACKAGE_VERSION "2.5.9"
    | #define PACKAGE_STRING "patch 2.5.9"
    | #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "bug-patch@gnu.org"
    | /* end confdefs.h. */
    |
    | int
    | main ()
    | {
    |
    | ;
    | return 0;
    | }
    configure:1697: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details.

    ## ----------- ##
    ## confdefs.h. ##
    ## ----------- ##

    #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "bug-patch@gnu.org"
    #define PACKAGE_NAME "patch"
    #define PACKAGE_STRING "patch 2.5.9"
    #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "patch"
    #define PACKAGE_VERSION "2.5.9"

    configure: exit 77

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