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cowboyz
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      07-13-2003


"Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> this quote is from cowboyz of Sun, 13 Jul 2003 14:20 :
> > instructions:
> > To configure GCC:
> >
> > % mkdir objdir
> > % cd objdir
> > % srcdir/configure [options] [target]
> > what I get:

> <snip>
>
> This is very strange. What OS are you using?
> From the printout, it looks like a Linux or Unix, but these normally come
> with gcc installed by default.
>
> Certainly, that is the case with Mandrake 9.1 which I'm using here. Also,
> installing new packages is easy using urpmi or the Mdk control centre, as
> it gets any required dependencies. (I understand Debian has a similar
> feature called apt.)
>
> Maybe some specialist distros have a more manual-matic approach. If you

are
> using one of these, you might be better off getting advice from a
> specialist newsgroup or mailing list.
>
> HTH
>
> Peter
>



I am using LindowsOS3. The "users" OS. The only good thing about
installing it was that I have learnt a heap about Mandrake while reading
through all sorts of things.

All up I have spent 11 hours this weekend on LindowsOS3 and have not
installed anything, Have not changed anything from the default install and
seen every error message that it can possibly display.

It has done it's dash with me. Moving on to Mandrake 9.1 when it finishes
downloading.

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"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."



 
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Peter
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      07-13-2003
this quote is from cowboyz of Sun, 13 Jul 2003 14:20 :
> instructions:
> To configure GCC:
>
> % mkdir objdir
> % cd objdir
> % srcdir/configure [options] [target]
> what I get:

<snip>

This is very strange. What OS are you using?
From the printout, it looks like a Linux or Unix, but these normally come
with gcc installed by default.

Certainly, that is the case with Mandrake 9.1 which I'm using here. Also,
installing new packages is easy using urpmi or the Mdk control centre, as
it gets any required dependencies. (I understand Debian has a similar
feature called apt.)

Maybe some specialist distros have a more manual-matic approach. If you are
using one of these, you might be better off getting advice from a
specialist newsgroup or mailing list.

HTH

Peter

 
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Peter
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      07-13-2003
this quote is from cowboyz of Sun, 13 Jul 2003 16:38 :
>
> I am using LindowsOS3.


Lindows is a strange animal commercially, sort of closed source Linux.
>
> It has done it's dash with me. Moving on to Mandrake 9.1 when it finishes
> downloading.


The key thing with Mandrake is whether your hardware manufacturer supports
or enables Linux. More and more do these days.
Be sure to get all 3 isos of MDK9.1, there is some useful stuff on each of
the CDs.
If you have any questions, use groups.google.com to search
alt.os.linux.mandrake - some of the folks there are very clued up.
Also, check PLF for extra software packages (and an easy way to set up
urpmi) http://plf.zarb.org/

good luck

Peter

 
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Brett Mason
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      07-13-2003
On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 17:40:08 +1200, Peter wrote:
> Also, check PLF for extra software packages (and an easy way to set up
> urpmi) http://plf.zarb.org/


Texstar is also a great source. Check out
http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/urpmiweb.php to set it up.

>
> good luck
>
> Peter

 
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Davorin Vlahovic
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      07-13-2003
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Peter wrote:
> this quote is from cowboyz of Sun, 13 Jul 2003 14:20 :
>> instructions:
>> To configure GCC:
>>
>> % mkdir objdir
>> % cd objdir
>> % srcdir/configure [options] [target]
>> what I get:

><snip>


is this gentoo?

> This is very strange. What OS are you using?
> From the printout, it looks like a Linux or Unix, but these normally come
> with gcc installed by default.


No it doesn't. You always have to say "yes" to install it.


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      07-13-2003


"Davorin Vlahovic" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Peter wrote:
> > this quote is from cowboyz of Sun, 13 Jul 2003 14:20 :
> >> instructions:
> >> To configure GCC:
> >>
> >> % mkdir objdir
> >> % cd objdir
> >> % srcdir/configure [options] [target]
> >> what I get:

> ><snip>

>
> is this gentoo?
>
> > This is very strange. What OS are you using?
> > From the printout, it looks like a Linux or Unix, but these normally

come
> > with gcc installed by default.

>
> No it doesn't. You always have to say "yes" to install it.
>
>
> --
> Mathematicians do it in theory.



scrap this thread. I found a nice chap who is going to help me out with
mandrake install. I really think 99.9% of the problem was Lindows itself.


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