I installed from the Slackware 'a' disks, and have a working system.
Now I wish to rebuild the kernel to support my hardware, so the first
step is to get the compiler (2.5.8) running. I tried two ways:
1) from the slackware distribution. This was terrible, because the
series of disks which have gcc also have a lot of other stuff I didn't
want, and there was no easy way to segregate everything before
downloading. To make matters worse, The installation did not even
work. Compilation fails with the message
gcc: installation problem, cannot exec as: No such file or directory
2) I downloaded the prepackaged binary gcc from tsx-11. This was more
convenient, but I still have the same problem: cannot exec as.
I tried looking through the distibution file lists, and could not find
"as" or "gas". I have already installed binutils, and all the other
packages which slackware descibed as mandatory prerequisites for gcc.
What's wrong with this picture?
CAIP Computational Engineering Systems Lab
Rutgers University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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