Need help installing an application

I recently purchased "programming developement kit for linux.I am very new to the linux o.s and am currently using
version 5.0.I have attempted to single out the c-forge app
for I cant find a way to install the "complete kit" which has some nice features.Ive located and executed an install file from the c-forge directory.Doing so displayed error messages pertaining to dependencies.I take it that i need
certain files that i dont have:
lincurse.so.4          -- libstdc++ -6.1-1.so.2
libc.so.6 (GLIBC_2.0)  --  libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1)
libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.1)
QUESTIONS:
 Do I need just one or all of these files to satisfy the
dependencies?
 If I need all are they can contained in a single package?
 If one or all where can find these files?
Last but not least a personal suggestion as to what I should do?
Im currently thinking about purchasing a different distrubution of course something a little more up to date
I d greatly appreciate some answers and suggestions.
Thanks for the time,
 J.Prisco
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laeuchliConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Uou need all those files to run the stuff. I don't think you would be able to upgrade just like that. It is a complex proccess, and it would be better just to buy a new distro. I would change to suse 6.3 my personal choice. It has a good setup, pretty easy to install, and whats more it can have lots of options if you are the type that likes it. It comes with all those files that you need to install.
Let me know if you have any questions.
P.S.
If you really really want to give up grading a shot, don't say I didn'y warn you :-), and surf on over to ftp.redhat.com .They would have the files. You would still have to install them though.....
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