Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Help, I am trying to compile some of the software I found on Source Forge, but whem I try to compile it, I get an error message that says something ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    23

    Exclamation Software compiler


    Help,
    I am trying to compile some of the software I found on Source Forge, but whem I try to compile it, I get an error message that says something along the lines of an insufficient C compiler. Can anybody help?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,211
    You need to install a compiler then.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    should be a good start (it includes "gcc" and "make").

    Remember that compiling software from sources in Ubuntu is not necessary, as most packages are present in the repositories (either main, restricted, universe, or multiverse).
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

  3. #3
    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    /Ontario/Canada
    Posts
    2,619
    You need to use apt to install the build tools. Type the following in a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    You should also see if the program you want is available through apt. If it is, you won't have to compile anything and fight with any dependencies.

    If you would like an explanation as to how to use apt, post back and I will gladly give you one.

    Bryan

    *EDIT* Apparently, antidrugue types faster than me
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
    Queen's University - Arts and Science 2008 (Sociology)
    Registered Linux User #386147.

  4. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    23
    Ok, maybe I didn't explain the situation properly. I have tried to compile several different softwares. When I do, it says I have an insufficient C compiler in Kubuntu. I have the gcc package, and I don't know what to do. Please help me.

  5. #5
    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    /Ontario/Canada
    Posts
    2,619
    The build-essential package contains everything you need to build packages.

    Bryan
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
    Queen's University - Arts and Science 2008 (Sociology)
    Registered Linux User #386147.

  6. #6
    Just Joined! Doppelbock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1
    Great thread guys. I went to "make" a package on my Ubuntu system and damned if it didn't report back "make: command not found". Google led me to this thread and after a quick apt session I'm good to go.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •