newbie trying to install and build

Lionel B lionelb.nospam@gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 15:28:00 GMT 2008


On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:39:45 -0400, chris kuhlman wrote:

> Hello:
> 
> I downloaded gcc-4.3.0 from the gnu site and am trying to install and
> build it on a linux cluster with i86 processors.
> 
> I tried to find prebuilt binaries but was able to.
> 
> So, I am trying to build it from the source.  I have read through the
> online documentation, but am hoping that default settings will be OK,
> because there was a lot I did not understand.  gcc versions 3.3.5,
> 3.4.3; 4.0.1-4.0.3, up to 4.1.0 are already on the machine, so I figured
> that I could build from one of those.
> 
> However, I look in the gcc-4.3.0 directory and I type "make" and I get:
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.

The documentation at http://gcc.gnu.org/install/ certainly doesn't tell 
you to do that.

> There is a configure script and I ran that.  However, in general, I am
> looking for instructions on how to proceed.  I could not find explicit
> instruction for doing the build within gcc and the URL:
> http://gcc.gnu.org/install/

The instructions there look pretty explicit to me. Pay particular heed to 
http://gcc.gnu.org/install/configure.html

"First, we highly recommend that GCC be built into a separate directory 
than the sources which does not reside within the source tree..."

> What am I doing wrong?

Not reading the documentation with due care and attention? ;-)

-- 
Lionel B



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