FC-4 installation -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at att.net
Sun Jul 10 12:03:16 CEST 2005


Be aware that I am severely limited by this slow dial-up circuit.  I 
have yum trying to install "XFCE Software Development"
as I write this, it took  about an hour to do the preliminary stuff, 
download headers, etc., and  now it's downloading 154M of packages which 
might take ~10 hours or more on a good day! There is little hope of 
completing this task in one session and I can probably do without the 
capabilities it adds.  It will no doubt take a few sessions to complete 
but  I'll give it a try.

I do appreciate the help I have received however.  If nothing else I 
have become more proficient at using yum and yumex.



Gavin Chester wrote:

>On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 12:18 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>[root at box1 pkgconfig-0.15.0]# ./configure
>>checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
>>checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
>>checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
>>checking for gcc... no
>>checking for cc... no
>>configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
>>Anu help appreciated.
>Good to hear that you got Xfce installed by yum in the end, but you are
>still left with a problem indicated by your error message that you first
>posted when you were trying to build it from source.  The message says
>it all, when you know what t look for - from the above you have not
>installed the developer packages so you have a system with NO capacity
>to build ANY package from source because there is no compiler on your
>To fix it, either go back to your disks and install the developer stuff
>or do "yum grouplist" to see what groups you have installed and what is
>available to install.  You will need at least "x86 Compatibility Arch
>Development Support" & "X Software Development", and to build the Xfce
>extras you will need "XFCE Software Development".  
>Grab more if you want to build lots of apps that aren't in the yum
>repos, but don't be tempted to add lots of repos to get some packages
>because it can really screw up your system if you end up having
>incompatible repos.  Go with as few as possible to start.

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