Help building gcc

afkoeppel afk2s@virginia.edu
Tue Feb 9 20:37:00 GMT 2010



afkoeppel wrote:
> 
> @ Andrew:  
> 
> Sorry about that.  I didn't even realize this mattered....or know what a
> Linux distribution is.  Googling the answer suggested the way to find out
> is to type
> 
> 'uname -a'
> 
> Upon doing so the following appears:
> 
> Linux linux-gx0b 2.6.25.20-0.5-default #1 SMP 2009-08-14 01:48:11 +0200
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> 
> If it is the case that installing gcc is unnecessary I will be very
> relieved.  Or has that ship sailed?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Andrew Haley wrote:
>> 
>> On 02/09/2010 07:22 PM, afkoeppel wrote:
>> 
>>> I am brand new to linux/unix and I am trying to install a program that
>>> requires gfortran.  My understanding is that gfortran is part of gcc,
>>> and
>>> that I therefore need to install gcc to run it. 
>> 
>> You almost certainly do not need to build gcc yourself to get gfortran.
>> 
>> Most, if not all, Linux distributions provide gfortran as a pre-built
>> package.  If you had told us which Linux distribution you were using,
>> we might have been able to tell you how to install gfortran.
>> 
>> Andrew.
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 

Oh wait.  Disregard that.  I think it is openSUSE 11.0

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