View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install "Intel Fortran Compiler" on Ubuntu x64 - absolute beginner!

February 13th, 2009, 04:47 PM
I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 (the 64bit version), and this is the first time ever I mess around with any form of Linux.

I need to install Intels fortran compiler, and I've managed to download it, extract it from the file, and run the installer in the terminal.


When I get to step 4 in the installation, I get the following error:

Step no: 4 of 7 | Installation configuration - Missing Critical Pre-requisite
There is one or more critical unresolved issue which prevents installation to
continue. You can fix it without exiting from the installation and re-check. Or
you can quit from the installation, fix it and run the installation again.
Missing critical pre-requisite
-- missing system commands

I have no idea what's wrong, and the warning doesnt seem to help much either.

I hope to hear from some experts on the matter soon =)
- Happyjazz

February 13th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Hi and welcome, have you installed build-essential.

February 15th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Sorry, but what build essentials would that be? =/

February 15th, 2009, 04:35 PM
I got it now =)

In the installer it was possible to see what it specific needed, and I then found out that it's possible to get the packages from the "Synaptic Package Manager" in Ubuntu!