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I am having difficulty trying to install the GCC compiler in SCO, but can't get it to work.

I have used an FTP to transfer some files (.tar.gz) to /u/test/installgnu/ and I extracted the files, but that is really the furthest I got.

I had a look at this post: How do I install GCC on a system with no compiler?, but that doesn't help as SCO is very different to linux (well it is to me).

Here is the list of the files I downloaded from an FTP site: Skunkware/osr5/devtools/gcc/. So looking at those, I downloaded them all, and into the machine. But now I don't know where to go from here.

I am running SCO OpenServer 5.0.7

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Firstly, which architecture SCO on? If your architecture use EABI formatting use "architecture-name EABI cross compiler" on another machine for compilation. SCO is not Linux and you use strictly unix toolchains for cross compilation and also this does not mean "none-linux" keyword you can see on internet search. Compile all and copy to your path. –  MahmutBulut Jul 16 '12 at 19:41

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gcc-98q2-dist.tar.gz contains a GCC installation image, that is, a tarred-up installation of GCC. All you need to do is untar it to the root directory:

cd /
tar xzvf gcc-98q2-dist.tar.gz

But I hope you won't be using a GCC version from 1998. gcc-2.95.2pl1-dist.tar.gz seems to be a tad newer, but still old (1999). Anyway, if you need a newer version, you can bootstrap it with that compiler.

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Ok, I have extracted the one you suggested - but I went into the tar file path (/u/test/installgnu/gcc/) and then extracted it - as that is where the tar file is. What happens now? All the files were extracted into /dev/. Do I now need to enable GCC? –  Kevdog777 Jul 17 '12 at 7:56
    
Nevermind. I have now find out, after scratching around, that it unzips the files straight into the folder you unzipped the files from. I then had to use SCOADMIN to install the software. –  Kevdog777 Jul 17 '12 at 13:56
    
I do apologise for reviving this, but I had lost my previous virtual machine, so started a new one. When I type: tar xzvf gcc-98q2-dist.tar.gz I get the following error back: tar: z: unknown option. I don't understand why it is saying that :/ –  Kevdog777 Nov 12 '13 at 14:26

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