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Can someone tell me where to find a gpc that works with redhat 5.1 and help me set it up?  (I found a file  gpc-2.0-1.i386.rpm and it says ld: cannot open crtbegin.o: the file doesn't exist. I don't like to compile gpc by my self.

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by:JYoungman
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Just install the libraries that are supposed to go with it.

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Hmmm... Is it so smart to install libc-devel whan it says that it conflicts with glibc-devel ????
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> libc-devel conflicts with glibc-devel
install glibc-devel in a separate directory (for example /usr/local/glib) and use environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH when calling gpc
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How can I do that using rpm????
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by:ahoffmann
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I'm noted used to rpm, but it should be possible to extract the files from the package without installing at the presetted place.
Probably  rpm --root /you/dir   is what you need.
    man rpm rpm2cpio
for detatils.
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How can I do that using rpm????
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1. man rpm
2. rpm --root /your/dir/where/to/install/files file.rpm


I'm not shure about 2. 'cause I only have a old rpm distribution.
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You should not install libc-devel if you have glibc-devel.  If the gpc package you are using requires libc-devel, you need to compile a newer version, perhaps from the SRPM.

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by:pucko
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I can't find a sourse rpm. Btw It works now. I installed the libc-devel and saved the files
crtbegin.o  
crtbeginS.o  
crtend.o    
crtendS.o

to a tem dir. Then rpm -e libc-devel and rpm -ivh glibc-devel.XXX.rpm
and then I mved the cdt* from the temp dir tu /usr/lib and now it works so thanks guy's
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anybody out there to be graded, pucko ?-)
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ahoffmann. Yes...It was youre idea that helped me out. If you mark the question as answerd I'll grade it. Just one question. When I treid to put the crt files abowe in /usr/lib/libc-devel and added it to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH It doesn't worked. But it works when I copied the files to /usr/lib. Do you know why???
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ahoffmann earned 200 total points
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No, not exactly. Some Linux distributions also know of

   LD_AOUT_LIBRARY_PATH

Did rpm start a compiler or linker?
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I don't know. All I know is that I use RedHat 5.1
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