Trying to install Python, but have no C compiler

I am trying to install Python 2.6.5 but have no C compiler installed. I have searched on how to install a C compiler but all the information relates to using Yum (which doesn't work with my current version of Python 2.3.3 - hence the need for a newer version). Any help appreciated.  

Command line and output is displayed in attached code.

Linux Version: Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang)



./configure --prefix=/opt/python-2.6.5    checking for --enable-universalsdk... no
checking for --with-universal-archs... 32-bit
checking MACHDEP... linux2
checking EXTRAPLATDIR...
checking machine type as reported by uname -m... i686
checking for --without-gcc... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

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stanimirpCommented:
You can try command:
yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
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kirkheaton25Author Commented:
Thanks, but as stated in the question Yum is not working.
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stanimirpCommented:
If u have install cd you can install packages from there.
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kirkheaton25Author Commented:
I do have an install CD but I have no physical access to the server. Which files would I need to upload?
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stanimirpCommented:
http://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/core/2/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/
There u can find packages. Try download yum package and install it on server with rpm -i packagename. if package missing some dependics download them from that site.
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kirkheaton25Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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