View Full Version : [ubuntu] help installing gz package needed

January 27th, 2009, 11:28 PM
When I run

./configure --with-xorg-modules-dir=/usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/

for some tablet drivers I get the message:

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

How do I fix that? I'm new to Linux, so I ask many stupid questions.

January 27th, 2009, 11:32 PM

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential
in a terminal.

January 27th, 2009, 11:34 PM
what specifically are you doing that for?
did you look at the config.log to see what problems there may be?
also, try running the command with sudo.

January 27th, 2009, 11:35 PM

January 27th, 2009, 11:43 PM
no problem, glad to be able to help!