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27 Nov 2021 21:58:35 EST (-0500)
  Re: C compiler cannot create executables  
From: Thorsten
Date: 7 Sep 2021 11:24:56
Message: <61378448$1@news.povray.org>
On 07.09.2021 06:49, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> "Cousin Ricky" <rickysttATyahooDOTcom> wrote:
>> I just got a new computer, and due to library incompatibilities, I have to
>> recompile all my POV 3.7 and up executables.  The configure stage halts with
>> this message:
>>
>> [snip]
>> checking for gcc... gcc
>> checking whether the C compiler works... no
>> configure: error: in `/home/ricky/povray/povunix-v3.8.0-beta.2-src':
>> configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
>> See `config.log' for more details
> 
> OK, I'm beginning to see what's going on here.  It's the same problem I had 3
> years ago, only much deeper.  It seems openSUSE is deleting more and more
> development tools with each upgrade.  (The latest didn't even come with a C/C++
> compiler!)

That is actually pretty common these days. In many production systems, 
you do not (really) need a compiler because the admin will have one on 
his system and distribute what is needed via the package management 
and/or other deployment tools.

Compilers and the development libraries do consume a real lot of space 
these days, and all they add is a tool that would in many cases only 
help an intruder (not the compiler, but lots of the other dev tools, 
like the debugger) on the spot. So there is a security aspect to it, too.

Thorsten


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