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I unsuccessfully tried to compile VIPS on my linux system.  


Here is how I tried to install it:

             $ ./configure --prefix=/extratools/vips


Here is the log file:

---------------------------------------------------------
This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by configure, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.57.  Invocation command line was

  $ ./configure --prefix=/extratools/vips

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = mysite.com
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.4.20-020stab009.21.777-enterprise
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 SMP Tue Jun 15 13:21:55 MSD 2004

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X     = unknown

/bin/arch              = i686
/usr/bin/arch -k       = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
hostinfo               = unknown
/bin/machine           = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel       = unknown
/bin/universe          = unknown

PATH: /usr/local/sbin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /sbin
PATH: /usr/local/sbin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /sbin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin
PATH: /root/bin


## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:1554: checking for a BSD-compatible install
configure:1608: result: /usr/bin/install -c
configure:1619: checking whether build environment is sane
configure:1662: result: yes
configure:1695: checking for gawk
configure:1711: found /bin/gawk
configure:1721: result: gawk
configure:1731: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)
configure:1751: result: yes
configure:1938: checking for style of include used by make
configure:1966: result: GNU
configure:2037: checking for gcc
configure:2066: result: no
configure:2117: checking for cc
configure:2146: result: no
configure:2159: checking for cc
configure:2205: result: no
configure:2258: checking for cl
configure:2287: result: no
configure:2301: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

## ---------------- ##
## Cache variables. ##
## ---------------- ##

ac_cv_env_CC_set=
ac_cv_env_CC_value=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CPP_value=
ac_cv_env_CXXCPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CXXCPP_value=
ac_cv_env_CXXFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CXXFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CXX_set=
ac_cv_env_CXX_value=
ac_cv_env_F77_set=
ac_cv_env_F77_value=
ac_cv_env_FFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_FFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_value=
ac_cv_path_install='/usr/bin/install -c'
ac_cv_prog_AWK=gawk
ac_cv_prog_make_make_set=yes

## ----------------- ##
## Output variables. ##
## ----------------- ##

ACLOCAL='${SHELL} /home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/missing --run aclocal-1.7'
AMDEPBACKSLASH='\'
AMDEP_FALSE='#'
AMDEP_TRUE=''
AMTAR='${SHELL} /home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/missing --run tar'
AR=''
AUTOCONF='${SHELL} /home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/missing --run autoconf'
AUTOHEADER='${SHELL} /home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/missing --run autoheader'
AUTOMAKE='${SHELL} /home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/missing --run automake-1.7'
AWK='gawk'
CC=''
CCDEPMODE=''
CFLAGS=''
CPP=''
CPPFLAGS=''
CXX=''
CXXCPP=''
CXXDEPMODE=''
CXXFLAGS=''
CYGPATH_W='echo'
DEFS=''
DEPDIR='.deps'
ECHO='echo'
ECHO_C=''
ECHO_N='-n'
ECHO_T=''
EGREP=''
EXEEXT=''
F77=''
FFLAGS=''
FFTW_INCLUDES=''
FFTW_LIBS=''
IM_BINARY_AGE='0'
IM_INTERFACE_AGE='0'
IM_MAJOR_VERSION='7'
IM_MICRO_VERSION='14'
IM_MINOR_VERSION='8'
IM_VERSION='7.8.14'
IM_VERSION_STRING='7.8.14-Mon Aug  9 09:37:45 MDT 2004'
INSTALL_DATA='${INSTALL} -m 644'
INSTALL_PROGRAM='${INSTALL}'
INSTALL_SCRIPT='${INSTALL}'
INSTALL_STRIP_PROGRAM='${SHELL} $(install_sh) -c -s'
JPEG_INCLUDES=''
JPEG_LIBS=''
LCMS_INCLUDES=''
LCMS_LIBS=''
LDFLAGS=''
LIBOBJS=''
LIBS=''
LIBTOOL=''
LN_S=''
LTLIBOBJS=''
MAGICK_CFLAGS=''
MAGICK_CONFIG=''
MAGICK_LIBS=''
MAKEINFO='${SHELL} /home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/missing --run makeinfo'
OBJEXT=''
PACKAGE='vips'
PACKAGE_BUGREPORT=''
PACKAGE_NAME=''
PACKAGE_STRING=''
PACKAGE_TARNAME=''
PACKAGE_VERSION=''
PATH_SEPARATOR=':'
PNG_INCLUDES=''
PNG_LIBS=''
PTHREAD_CC=''
PTHREAD_CFLAGS=''
PTHREAD_LIBS=''
RANLIB=''
SET_MAKE=''
SHELL='/bin/sh'
STRIP=''
TIFF_INCLUDES=''
TIFF_LIBS=''
VERSION='7.8.14'
VIPS_CFLAGS=''
VIPS_INCLUDES=''
VIPS_LIBS=''
X_CFLAGS=''
X_EXTRA_LIBS=''
X_LIBS=''
X_PRE_LIBS=''
ZIP_INCLUDES=''
ZIP_LIBS=''
ac_ct_AR=''
ac_ct_CC=''
ac_ct_CXX=''
ac_ct_F77=''
ac_ct_RANLIB=''
ac_ct_STRIP=''
am__fastdepCC_FALSE=''
am__fastdepCC_TRUE=''
am__fastdepCXX_FALSE=''
am__fastdepCXX_TRUE=''
am__include='include'
am__leading_dot='.'
am__quote=''
bindir='${exec_prefix}/bin'
build=''
build_alias=''
build_cpu=''
build_os=''
build_vendor=''
datadir='${prefix}/share'
exec_prefix='NONE'
host=''
host_alias=''
host_cpu=''
host_os=''
host_vendor=''
includedir='${prefix}/include'
infodir='${prefix}/info'
install_sh='/home/webadmin/tools/vips/vips-7.8.14/config/install-sh'
libdir='${exec_prefix}/lib'
libexecdir='${exec_prefix}/libexec'
localstatedir='${prefix}/var'
mandir='${prefix}/man'
oldincludedir='/usr/include'
prefix='/extratools/vips'
program_transform_name='s,x,x,'
sbindir='${exec_prefix}/sbin'
sharedstatedir='${prefix}/com'
sysconfdir='${prefix}/etc'
target_alias=''

## ----------- ##
## confdefs.h. ##
## ----------- ##

#define PACKAGE "vips"
#define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT ""
#define PACKAGE_NAME ""
#define PACKAGE_STRING ""
#define PACKAGE_TARNAME ""
#define PACKAGE_VERSION ""
#define VERSION "7.8.14"

configure: exit 1
-----------------------------------------------------------

     I DO have GCC installind in /usr/lib/gcc-lib
     but the log states:

        configure:2037: checking for gcc
        configure:2066: result: no

Any ideas on how I can compile VIPS, and what I need to do first?

Thanks!

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Question by:hankknight
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by:owensleftfoot
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You need to install gcc from your installation cdroms.
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by:hankknight
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GCC has already been installed in the directory

/usr/lib/gcc-lib

(by the way, this is a dedicated server that I only have SSH access to)

How can I find out if it is the wrong version or whatever?
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by:pjedmond
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Well - I'd start off by adding gcc /usr/lib/gcc-lib to your path.

If you enter:

which gcc

and it tells you that there is no gcc in your PATH, then the path to gcc needs to be added to your PATH. If you have a 'non-standard'...as if a real standard exists!...then you may need to carry out this process for a number of other tools required.

In the event of a tool being required that you cannot find, you may need to:

find / | grep toolname

in order to locate it, and then add the path to it to your PATH.

Hope that helps:)
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by:pjedmond
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Sorry - that was meant to be adding the path to gcc to your PATH!
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by:jlevie
ID: 11758212
/usr/lib/gcc-lib only contains the libraries for Gcc which are needed for applications built with Gcc. That isn't the compiler & supporting utilities which are needed to build things with Gcc. From the data in the question it appears that Gcc isn't installed on this system.
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by:pjedmond
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I'd agree with that, although hankknight seems convinced that it is stored there! As I said - 'non-standard':)...hence the info about how to find it if it is installed.
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by:xDamox
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what distro you running??

because if its slackware just get the GCC package off slackware site and do

installpkg packagename.tgz
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by:hankknight
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I am i386-redhat-linux-gnu.  I do not know the exact version.

You have all been very helpful but I am still having an awful time installing GCC, not to mention VIPS!  Would I be better off using an RPM than trying to compile it myself?
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Using an rpm is vastly easier.

If you post the output of:

uname -a

2.4.7-10 in the output indicates RH7.2
2.4.18-14 in the output will indicate RH 8.0

etc

See here for a complete list:

http://www.unixgods.org/~tilo/redhat_versions.html

The experts here will be able to identify the version of redhat that you are using, and locate the correct gcc to go with it.

All that you will then need to do for the gcc install (hopefully there won't be too many dependancies!) will be to wget the various rpms, and then rpm -ivh them in order to install.
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...and yes...using the VIPs rpm would probably be easier in you case ;)
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