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Re: Installation issues
- To: dmoore at texas dot net, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Subject: Re: Installation issues
- From: Mike Stump <mrs at windriver dot com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 15:38:34 -0800 (PST)
> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 15:44:59 -0600
> From: root <email@example.com>
> I know, all I have to do is configure and build it.....
> step 1 configure :
> the only instruction i have found is type in 3 command lines
> % mkdir objdir
> % cd objdir
> % srcdir/configure [target] [options]
> A) What direcotry is %
Any directory that you can modify and read and one that has enough
disk space should be fine. For example, you can use $HOME. To get
there, type in the command, `cd'.
> B) Where is srcdir
A few lines above where we tell you the above command, is the phrase
`We use srcdir to refer to the toplevel source directory for GCC', we
had hoped that would be clear. Anyway, the top level source directory
is $HOME/gcc-2.95.2. (Assuming that your using gcc-2.95.2.)
> C) Where is configure (is this an executable somewhere on my HDD)
`srcdir/configure' according to the documentation. In your case,
> D) Anywhere I type configure i get: bash:configure:command not found
This will go away.
> Step 2 build:
> the only instruction i have found is type in 1 command line
> make bootstrap
> A) The only reply I can get from this command is :
> make: *** No rule to make target 'bootstrap'. Stop.
This will go away once you configure.
> I'm I that stupid
It isn't stupidity, it is lack of experience, everyone starts out that
way. By trying it out and doing it a few times, you will gain
> or are you forgetting a step or two in the installiton manual.
We aren't forgetting steps per se, but it is written for someone with
a tad more experience downloading software and building software.
To recap, download the .tar.gz into you home directory.
# go to your home directory
# unpack it
tar zxf gcc-2.95.3.tar.gz
# create object directory
# go to it
# configure it
# build it
# install it
Good luck, and hope this helps. The bave instructions will work with
most GNU software (though change the `make bootstrap' to just a plain