Help building gcc

Axel Freyn
Wed Feb 10 15:58:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 08:37:04PM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 02/09/2010 08:32 PM, afkoeppel wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> > 
> > Oh wait.  Disregard that.  I think it is openSUSE 11.0
> OK, so I'm just hoping that someone who understands openSUSE is going to
> respond.  Fingers crossed...

There are two possibilities (I used only an older openSUSE once):
(compare the documentation e.g. on
a) if you start a "Terminal" or "Command line" or "Konsole" (I'm just
    not sure how it is called in openSUSE 11)
   you can:
   - first get "root" privileges by typing "su" and then giving your
   - install gfortran by typing "zypper install gfortran"
   He will install everything which is needed to run gfortran

The other possibility is the graphics interface:

b) start "YaST". He will ask for your root-password.
   - In YaST, click on  "Software Management" 
   - Then you get a search field, where you can search for "gfortran".
     Select the package in the right window, an click on install.

Both possibilites should work fine also under the new openSUSE.

(You only need to do one of the two possibilites!)


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