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Bug 2104 - C++ compilation doesn't work following installation of relevant packages
C++ compilation doesn't work following installation of relevant packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-09 21:47 EDT by jao
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-12 10:45:06 EDT
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Description jao 1999-04-09 21:47:55 EDT
I believe there is a bug in your setup of the C++ part of

I just did a custom install of Red Hat 5.2, and selected for
installation all packages pertaining to C and
C++ development.

gcc worked when compiling .c files. However, when compiling
.cc files, there was an error message, indicating that
cc1plus could not be found. cc1plus and related executables
are in /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/egcs-2.90.29, but
they aren't on the default PATH, nor are there any links to
them on PATH. I fixed this by setting up some links in

[jao@zack jao]$ ls -l /usr/local/bin
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           51 Apr  9 03:21 cc1
-> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/egcs-2.90.29/cc1
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           55 Apr  9 03:23
cc1plus ->
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           51 Apr  9 03:21 cpp
-> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/egcs-2.90.29/cpp

Being new to Linux, I'm not sure this is the best solution,
but it seems to work.

I think you should fix your egcs-c++ installation to ensure
that these executables are reachable from /usr/bin or

I'd also appreciate it if you could let me know if my fix is
correct, or if there is something else more consistent with
FSSTND. Thanks.

Jack Orenstein
Comment 1 Chris Siebenmann 1999-04-09 23:39:59 EDT
This appears to be an interesting consequence of RedHat 5.2's
C++ compiler being egcs but the default 'gcc' being gcc-
'c++ -c foo.cc' and 'egcs -c foo.cc' both work, but 'gcc -c foo.cc'
bombs out with this error, presumably because it's trying to use
the C++ compiler (not installed).
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-12 10:45:59 EDT
You should not be using gcc for c++; use egcs/c++ instead.

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