Installation problems, no acceptable C compiler found


I just switched to openSUSE11 today, and am trying to install tor following directions here: Privoxy tor squid - openSUSE

when I tried ./configure, I got the message:
checking for gcc… no
checking for cc… no
checking for cl.exe… no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH*

I checked the path
echo $PATH

and looked for gcc
find / -name gcc

and noticed they did not correspond. so I then placed this location in the path, under /etc/profile
checked the path again, and /usr/lib64/gcc showed up as I intended.

when I tried to execute ./configure again, I got the same message though.
any suggestions?

What is the output of these commands?

$ rpm -q gcc
$ rpm -q gcc-c++

I mistakenly thought it was all there with the new installation.
I got gcc installed,
just need to figure out why checkinstall fails to make rpm’s for me…(a separate post if it comes to it).