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    Installation through source


    I have used Linux (Fedora, SUSE, Gentoo) for over three years now, and this is the first time I have used a Debian distro. I have many installers (src /tar.gz) available with me. Are they of any use here? Because when I type ./configure I get the error gcc (etc.), although I have gcc installed. Please help me?

    Thanks in advance.
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    --Rob Pike
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    check that you have ALL the install tools needed

    The easiest way to set your system up to install from source is by installing the following package through either synaptic or commandline:


    By commandline type:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    You might have done this already, i don't know, but its usually the easiest way to set the system up for building from source.

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