Compiling tarball failed

I need to compile a tarball, rdesktop-1.7.0.tar.gz.
My final goal is to have an rdesktop bootable CD to connect to Terminal Server.

I used Cygwin and I have followed the instruction on http://www.soren.schimkat.dk/Blog/?p=69, but it failed on "./configure make" section.

Any thought?

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lineonecorpConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
hmccurdy:
The reason I used Cygwin is that I just want to compile rdesktop without installing Linux. Terminal Server that I'm referring to is Microsoft Terminal Server that can be accessed remotely.
Yes, there are many packages that has to be installed on Cygwin/RH-Cygwin, and I didn't know that on the first place.
However, on that website I mentioned earlier, it also includes the .zip files of rdesktop, so I don't have to compile it.
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PapertripCommented:
Did you put a semicolon in between configure and make?  They are 2 separate commands.
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Hugh McCurdyCommented:
Any error message?
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
Papertrip: Yes, there is a semicolon:
./configure --with-x --with-sound=oss; make; strip rdesktop.exe

hmccurdy: The error messages are:
configure: error: in /home/user/rdesktop-1.7.0':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
bash: make: command not found
bash: strip: command not found
 
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Hugh McCurdyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It appears that you don't have the core software development package installed.  The core development system includes the program called make.  It normally includes the strip program and a C compiler (et al) as well.

The solution is to install the development package from Cygwin.  I don't have the details on how to do that for Cygwin.  

This might be a good place to start -- http://www.redhat.com/services/custom/cygwin/
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
hmccurdy: Well, I just followed whatever in http://www.soren.schimkat.dk/Blog/?p=69. I will try RH-Cygwin, however. Thanks
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Hugh McCurdyCommented:
I have another idea.  It might not fit your needs but since I had the idea, I'll share it.

Instead of Cygwin, why don't you just use Linux?

I don't know exactly what you mean by terminal server.  I'll tell you what I did many years ago. I wrote a very simple terminal emulator designed to go from Linux to Linux.  (There is no emulation of different terminal types.  It just gets characters from the kb and sends them and displays characters received on the screen).

Then I put this program on a simple bootable CD that boots and runs a simple Linux.  (Pretty much in the style of the Slackware setup CD but far simpler.)

Perhaps that's not what you wanted and perhaps it's too much effort.  It was the easiest approach for me.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
The website,  http://www.soren.schimkat.dk/Blog/?p=69, also provides the .zip file of the rdesktop, so I don't have to compile it.
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