[lug] Building from source

John Dollison johndollison at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 19 09:47:38 MDT 2002

Thanks for the tip.  I've got RedHat 7.3, and I'll look at the CD's and see
if I can find it...
Next time I do a Linux install, I think I'll just make a bigger partition,
and install all the packages!


----- Original Message -----
From: <rm at fabula.de>
To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 3:19 AM
Subject: Re: [lug] Building from source

Hi John,

if this really is your first attempt at compiling under/on Linux, don't
try to compile gcc (actually, it's not that hard, but you wouln'd want
to drive to your first driving lesson with a 13 ton truck either ;-)
The gcc compiler should be available as a binary package in your
(unless  you're using 'Linux from Scratch') -- use that for now.
You didn't tell us which distro you use, for Debian a simple:
'apt-get install -f gcc' or 'apt-get install -f gcc-3.0' should do it.
For RedHat and relatives (like Krud) you'll find other experts on this
list ...


P.S.: have fun compiling, it's one of the most satisfying experiences
on Linux.


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