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Ok so I'm trying to get this cool program to run, but it's deprendant on another app.

I've downloaded it, and extracted it. I go into the command line, and do the ./configure and I get "checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables"

I'm currently going through the Synaptic Package Manger and looking for C Compiler packages and installing them.

But does anyone know what will help?
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May be worth checking GCC is alive and kicking. Thats usually the compiler thats used, IIRC.
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Ehh I no longer get the error, now I'm getting this "configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***"
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Ehh I no longer get the error, now I'm getting this "configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***"
Which distro are you using?

http://library.gnome.org/devel/glib/

Theres the downloads for glib core packages. May be worth seeing if your package manager contains them as well for ease.

Also, run gcc -v, and gcc --help in console for info on your gcc version. The latest can be obtained from http://gcc.gnu.org/

Also, may I ask the program you are trying to configure?
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When you run './configure' while installing something it is checking your system to make sure you have everything you need. If it tells you "*** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***"

it means that...you don't have glib 1.2.2 or greater installed. The fix is to...install it
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Quote:
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Ehh I no longer get the error, now I'm getting this "configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***"
This is a dependency you apparently lack. Look it up in your package manager.
post #7 of 30
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Ok I've been through all this and more w/ my dad.

If anyone wants to take a crack at it, it's called GJay. Really cool little program I'd love to get running. But now it complains about not having XMMS, when I know DAMN well it's there!
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Does it have an option to specify the directory of it?
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post #9 of 30
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Does it have an option to specify the directory of it?
Nope, it's a debian installer package.
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If its a .deb package it should install itself and its dependancies for you. ./configure configures the compiler when installing from source and should not have to be run when installing via a package
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