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Re: [TCLUG:4813] Linux/Wimp95 question
This is my first posting to the list, so I'll say hello and ask a ques.
Im a first time Linux user, I just somewhat successfully struggled through
the partitioning and installation process. Everything seemed groovey. One
of the primary reasons I wanted to install Linux was, aside from stability,
to gain experience with apache httpd, perl, and java in a real environment.
Problem is: I tried to install apache from source code. So I bring it onto
my hard drive, gunzipit and de-tar it, and try to compile it, and/.... LOW
AND BEHOLD! I dont have a C compiler, apparently. where gcc or acc or
anythign was expected Linux told me it wasn't. So I moved the SRPM of gcc,
which LOW AND BEHOLD! requires the "make" pprogram, which Linux is telling
me I don't have... and so on....
Did something go drastically wrong here? How can I compile a program that
requires a c compiler that needs to be compiled and a "make" program that
also needs to be compiled.
Am I misunderstanding this greatly? (I installed Redhat 5.1 from cd.
Shouldn't gcc be part of that??)
Anyway, I really hope somebody can help because otherwise I'm going to start
over... and i REALLY dont want to do that again....
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