F8: C compiler cannot create executables

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Thu Nov 29 14:59:17 UTC 2007

Alexander Volovics wrote:
> When I try to compile R packages from Cran mirrors I get
> the following:
> checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C
> compiler cannot create executables
> See `config.log' for more details.
> Knowing less than nothing about programming I hope
> some experts on the list can tell me what is happening
> and how to correct it.
> Alexander
It looks like you are missing one or more development (-devel)
packages. This is not uncommon because the base install is not
really a programming environment. For people planning on compiling
their own packages, installation of more packages is usually needed.


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