SUMMARY: Compiler Can't create executables

From: Steve McConnell (
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 13:59:26 CST

Problem solved. I reloaded all the packaged listed as important for the
compiler at from
the 2.6 CD and BAM, I can compile again.

special thanks to Carl Brewer for the quick and running email dialog to try
to troubleshoot.

thanks to all the rest who responded.


Original post:

> I am running solaris 2.6 with the Nov Y2k patch cluster installed.
> whenever I try to compile anything I get the following:
> jubilee:/test/wget-1.5.3# ./configure
> loading cache ./config.cache
> configuring for GNU Wget 1.5.3
> checking host system type... sparc-sun-solaris2.6
> checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
> checking for a BSD compatible install... ./install-sh -c
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... no
> configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler
> creat
> e executables.
> I have checked the paths, re-installed gcc, twice even.
> gcc version 2.8.1
> unfortunately I can not pinpoint exactly when the last time I was able to
> compile anything, but it was most likely before the latest patch cluster.

Steve McConnell

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