error in edgy: compiler unable to make executables (gcc)

Asked by Jackd on 2006-11-22

attempting to install hplip-1.6.10.run driver for hp d4160 usb printer. updated kernel required to make it go in xandros, but thought edgy was ok. apparently gcc has been set not to make executables thus blocking './configure'. also login screen won't let me log in as administator, how ? This is my first day with ubuntu, so very newbie.--Jack

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Frode M. Døving (frode) said : #1

You need to install the 'build-essential' package.

- Frode

Jackd (jack-somsamai) said : #2

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 08:24 +0000, Frode M. Døving wrote:
> Your support request #2566 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2566
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Frode M. Døving proposed the following answer:
> You need to install the 'build-essential' package.
>
> - Frode
>
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Frode, too late I went the long way around. Wish there was some clue
that this is needed. I still can't figure out where to login as admin.
--Jack

Jackd (jack-somsamai) said : #3

On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 05:54 +0000, Jackd wrote:
> Your support request #2566 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2566
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 08:24 +0000, Frode M. Døving wrote:
> > Your support request #2566 on Ubuntu changed:
> > https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2566
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > Frode M. Døving proposed the following answer:
> > You need to install the 'build-essential' package.
> >
> > - Frode
> >
> > _______________________________________________________________________
> > If this answers your request, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> > https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2566/+confirm?answer_id=0
> >
> > If you still need support, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> > https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2566
> Frode, too late I went the long way around. Wish there was some clue
> that this is needed. I still can't figure out where to login as admin.
> --Jack
so... how do you log in as root??

With Ubuntu you don't logon as root, you use your normal user and use a tool called sudo when you need admin rights. It's confusing for people used to using root, but you soon get used to it. It's all explained on the following page:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

Jackd (jack-somsamai) said : #5

Alan, Thanks that answers my question. It seems to me that without taking a stand on whether the features that are different are justified, that there should be a clearly marked "edgy help" folder on the desktop, or "what's different"? For example, who would have thought that one would have to install a package in order to install packages? How does one change/eliminmate the login wave file? etc, etc. Ubuntu is close to a tipping point that windoze went over when they went from 98 to xp. Many of us want some convenience, but don't want the o/s controlling us rather than the other way around.

Many of the questions you ask are in the documentation which is linked from the browser the first time you open it (and every time if you don't change the home page)..

Open browser --> Click "official Ubuntu documentation website" which takes you to https://help.ubuntu.com/ where there is an HTML and PDF version of the manual. Clicking the HTML document shows that in section 3 - titled "Adding, Removing and Updating Applications" https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/add-applications.html it details how to install packages.

Of course there's a lot more to learn, and we're here if you get any more questions :) Good luck.

Jackd (jack-somsamai) said : #7

On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 17:58 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> Your support request #2566 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2566
>
> Alan Pope posted a new comment:
> Many of the questions you ask are in the documentation which is linked
> from the browser the first time you open it (and every time if you don't
> change the home page)..
>
> Open browser --> Click "official Ubuntu documentation website" which
> takes you to https://help.ubuntu.com/ where there is an HTML and PDF
> version of the manual. Clicking the HTML document shows that in section
> 3 - titled "Adding, Removing and Updating Applications"
> https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/add-applications.html
> it details how to install packages.
>
> Of course there's a lot more to learn, and we're here if you get any
> more questions :) Good luck.
Alan, Thanks very much. I must say that one defect of having everything
online is when a new user sets up a machine with the o/s and doesn't
have an internet connection, or has trouble with it (xandros has had
issues with my ethernet card at times).