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Old 04-04-03, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default RedHat 8.0, Binutils, NVIDIA Installer and me..

OK so I'm a total Linux dunderhead.

I tried to install the new Nvidia drivers, and the installer told me I needed Binutils. So I downloaded them.

Extracted the files, went into the Binutils-2.12/Binutils directory (as par the instructions in the Readme in the Binutils-2.12 directory) and cracked open the README. To install, it told me to do this

cd binutils-XXX
./configure [options]
make
make install # copies the programs files into /usr/local/bin
# by default.

So I try doing ./configure in the Binutils-2.12 directory. I get this

Configuring for a i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld host.
Created "Makefile" in /binutils-2.12 using "mt-frag"
./configure: line 7: cc: command not found
*** The command 'cc -o conftest -g conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.

I have a clever idea and I tried ./configure in Binutils-2.12/Binutils and get this error at the bottom instead

configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

I'm really getting frustrated here. I'm trying the best I can to read all of the instructions and do what sounds right, but sometimes, it's cryptic to say the least and not that helpful to the novice. Any advice, ideas, or spoon-feeding anybody could deliver would be much appreciated!!!!
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