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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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    Oct 2004
    are you trying to install a prog that doesn't need ./configure...not all programs install in the same manner, consult the readme that should be included in the untarred folder.
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    Are you sure you have gcc installed? It seems likely that you don't or it is not in your path if the ./configure script can't find it?

    apt-get install gcc-3.3.5-3

    this is the latest stable release of gcc according to: debian on a package search

    EDIT: you might not need the -3 release candidate version, I'm not sure, not currently using debian.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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