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Re: OT: Compiling gnucash

>I'm trying to compile gnucash on a Potato system and I get this error:
>debian-mobile:/usr/local/gnucash-1.4.8# ./configure --host=i386-linux
>loading cache ./config.cache
>checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
>checking whether build environment is sane... yes
>checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
>checking for working aclocal... found
>checking for working autoconf... found
>checking for working automake... found
>checking for working autoheader... found
>checking for working makeinfo... missing
>checking host system type... i386-pc-linux-gnu
>checking build system type... i386-pc-linux-gnu
>checking for ranlib... ranlib
>checking for gcc... gcc
>checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no
>configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot
>create executables.
>This may be a dumb question but is it required to have the kernel source and
>headers to compile programs on a system?

It looks like you're missing some stuff to compile programs in general. Have you
had success compiling before?

If not, as root run "tasksel" and then select the C development/programming
task. That should load a whole bunch of packages which are necessary for C


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