I get this error when I try to install Unix apps from my Mac OSX command line. I only have shell access to the machine that I am trying to install on so Im forced to do it without downloading mac's "developer tools" which supposedly includes a C compiler.
When I tried to install GCC's host of compliers (including the C-complier) I get a similar error (apparently you need a C compiler to install the GCC C-complier!). I realized that its because I need to do a "native install".. using "make bootstrap" command. The problem is that I also dont have the "make" command. I downloaded it from GNU and it wont let me install it because "configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH".
So I need "make" to install the complier, but I need a complier to install "make"! And all this is so I could install some other app (ImageMagick6.1.0), that I need for some other app (Ablum)!!!;).
Which comes first? The chicken or the egg?
You'd think that Apple would include all this stuff in their version of BSD..
What do I do?!?!?