I’m having trouble installing software from the source files. From what I can gather the problem lies with not having the correct c libraries installed. My understanding is you use the ./configure, make, and make install commands in a terminal to install. And that the configure command checks to see if you have everything to install. this is the output when I try to configure:
checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane… yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p… /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk… gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… no
checking for gcc… no
checking for cc… no
checking for cl.exe… no
configure: error: in /home/christopher/nautilus-dropbox-0.6.2': configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH See config.log’ for more details.
I have tried to install what is missing, but to no avail. In YaST I have the following installed:
cpp44 (the GCC preprocessor)
cross-avr-gcc44 (the GNU C Compiler and Support Files)
libgcc44 (C compiler runtime library)
libstlport_gcc4 (C++ STL library compatible with the latest ANSMSO C++ spec)
So can somebody tell me what I am missing and how I can get it. I’m running openSuse 11.2
Sometimes you need to install the development package for a library to get the required header files. But I think you have not yet installed the gcc compiler. Generally that is all you need of the gcc packages. If the program is a device driver or kernel related you may also need the kernel-source for your running kernel.
I just ran into much the same situation. In Yast, you’ll see, besides the packages you mention, gcc who’s summary says it’s the system C compiler. There is also a gcc-c++ which is the C++ compiler. If they’re not installed on your system, you might do it and try your process again.