having issues running ./configure on ffmpeg 0.5

I extracted/compiled ffmpeg-0.5.tar.bz2 with the “sudo tar xvjf [package]” command in terminal and proceded to sudo ./configure the results but received this error:

androjeans@T3RH4X0R:~/ffmpeg-0.5> sudo ./configure
Unknown C compiler gcc
gcc is unable to create an executable file.
If gcc is a cross-compiler, use the --enable-cross-compile option.
Only do this if you know what cross compiling means.
C compiler test failed.
If you think configure made a mistake, make sure you are using the latest
version from SVN. If the latest version fails, report the problem to the
ffmpeg-user@mplayerhq.hu mailing list or IRC #ffmpeg on irc.freenode.net.
Include the log file “config.err” produced by configure as this will help
solving the problem.

taking a stab at trying to use the --enable-cross-compile switch, this is the error I received:

androjeans@T3RH4X0R:~/ffmpeg-0.5> sudo ./configure --enable-cross-compile
Unknown C compiler gcc
gcc is unable to create an executable file.
C compiler test failed.
If you think configure made a mistake, make sure you are using the latest version from SVN.
If the latest version fails, report the problem to the
ffmpeg-user@mplayerhq.hu mailing list or IRC #ffmpeg on irc.freenode.net.
Include the log file “config.err” produced by configure as this will help
solving the problem.

I’m new to linux, but I am NOT new to using computers OR programming.
I looked around trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong, but to no avail. Any help will be appreciated.

You don’t have C compiler installed. Install gcc.

su
zypper install gcc

You might come across further package requirements like this. Do a search and install. In order to search for a pattern, do:

zypper search pattern

Example:

zypper search cc

thank you, sire.

however, at the moment, I have much bigger fish to fry. (Though, I kind of figured that was the issue [the lack of gcc]). I made the mistake of trying to install a windows app that requires .NET framework and had to reinstall suse. Now my strictly data drive (which was in no way, shape or form related to my suse installation except that I had to back up and format with ext3 to replace the NTFS) seems to have no data on it. It seems like it just copied my /home/ folder to it and that’s it. Very strange.

I didn’t fully understand your disk issue.

You never have to reinstall openSUSE just because you tried to install an invalid package.