C compiler cannot execute executables

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Aug 27 21:12:34 UTC 2007

hong zhang wrote:
> I just install Ubuntu 7.04 laptop and download lynx. I
> try to run configure. 

FYI: You can download the lynx executable for Ubuntu 7.04 from the 

> Returns, 
> ............
> checking for C compiler default output....configure
> error: C compiler cannot execute executables.
> I tried several other packages and got same error. But
> no such error in fedora 5.

Maybe some packages are missing for compiling things? Check if you have 
the package build-essential installed.


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