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Re: GCC on a Pentium running Win95

> Dear Debian,
> I have what I thought was a simple task to download and install a "C"
> compiler on my desktop.
> I "web searched" for "gcc compiler" and came to the Debian web page.
> I cannot believe I have read so much information on quite a number of
> your Debian web pages, including searching for the elusive "gcc
> compiler", and am no closer to my initial objective.
> The impression I get is that it is so simple to use, yet, no where is
> the starting point, to "Download the gcc package, and read the
> instructions, and install". So I can begin to write "c" code, compile
> it, and run the resultant executable.
> Your packages and package dependancies I can under stand, yet I cannot
> find the gcc compiler package, nor work out what dependancies it has,
> and how to get them.

Well....If you are using a W95 box, then you need to compile the compiler
to run under W95 - linux binaries will not work on a W95 box. I suggest
you search for djgpp (which is gcc ported to DOS), and there is a W95
frontend available for it somewhere too.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Steward of the Cambridge Tolkien Society
Selwyn College Computer Support

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