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August 11th, 2008, 07:48 PM
I'm trying to compile a C application from source on a computer that does not have an internet connection, it gives the error:

checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

I have looked at other threads and found that the issue is solved by using:

sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-headers
sudo apt-get install build-essential

which I cannot do because It doesn't have an Internet connection.
I do have another windows computer that does have an Internet connection. So I would like to know how to download the packages and install them from a disk.

August 11th, 2008, 08:08 PM
download the packages from here:

Then, navigate to the folder where you downloaded them and...

sudo dpkg -i <package name>

August 11th, 2008, 08:32 PM
When you install build-essential, it will also try to install the following packages
if you don't already have them:

dpkg-dev g++ g++-4.1 libstdc++6-4.1-dev patch

To avoid the misery of downloading some debs and only later finding out you have unmet dependencies, go to Synaptic. Mark build-essential and linux-kernel-headers for installation. Then go to File>Generate package download script. Save the script and Quit synaptic. The script is a text file which will contain the complete list of packages (debs) you will need to download from http://packages.ubuntu.com/.

Once you copy the debs over to the Ubuntu filesystem, put them in a directory all by themselves. To avoid dpkg from complaining about unmet dependencies,

cd directory-with-the-debs
sudo dpkg -i *

(The * will list all the debs in one line, and when done this way dpkg can somehow decide the correct order the packages must be installed for you.)

August 11th, 2008, 09:57 PM
I got the packages and have compiled!

August 12th, 2008, 08:56 AM
second way
you can install it from liveCD, it have on install cd
or try http://wapt-get.googlecode.com