[sword-devel] trouble with ./configure on Linux Mandrake 8.2

Steven Boothe sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 19 May 2002 08:49:00 -0700

Hello all;

Please forgive my question about something so basic. I'm a rooky when it comes 
to compiling my own software. 

Here is the output of ./configure from my command-line:

[steven@poretz sword]$ ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot 
create executables
[steven@poretz sword]$

As well as the output of the following commands:

[steven@poretz sword]$ uname -a
Linux poretz 2.4.18-6mdk #1 Fri Mar 15 02:59:08 CET 2002 i686 unknown
[steven@poretz sword]$ rpm -qa | grep gcc
[steven@poretz sword]$

Any help would be very appreciated.

Many many thanks in advance.

P.S. WOW this project has come a long way. Heaps of blessings on all who 
contributed to get ThML importing for the documents at the CCEL. May your 
continuing efforts be just as and even more fruitful!