View Full Version : [ubuntu] newbie in need of help

May 17th, 2008, 06:27 AM
i am really new at ubuntu, but when i try to use" ./configure" in my terminal i get this.:(

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.

i dont know if there is already a topic about this if so please direct me there.

May 17th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Are you trying to compile something with GCC?
Try this one:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

then try your ./configure again.

May 17th, 2008, 06:39 AM
im doing that now i will see how it goes when i try again thanks for the reply

ok well i did that it worked now i need to figure out how to make the program run lol thanks for all your help

May 17th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Before you can run 'make' you must run
the system configuration script, type:


great lol on to a new challange

May 17th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Im glad it helped. Goodluck with your compiling.