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I have a NAS, running FreeNAS 0.7.2 (FreeBSD 7.3).

I have tried to install Flexget, but it requires some pysqlite dependency. I have python 2.6 and python-setuptools.

Running pysqlite-2.6.0/ -q bdist_egg --dist-dir /tmp/easy_install-rlGbDw/pysqlite-2.6.0/egg-dist-tmp-19vzBL
unable to execute cc: No such file or directory
error: Setup script exited with error: command 'cc' failed with exit status 1

From my knowledge, this means it doesnt have a cc compiler available to it?
How do I go about installing GCC on FreeNAS, as it doesnt come with any build tools (GCC, make etc).

I've read another question on here about it How to install compiler and binutils on FreeNAS?

However that user only explained they visited - which I've done for the past 15 mins (searching around in it).


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I'd suggest the following:

  • If possible, upgrade your box to FreeNAS 9.1.1 (0.7.2 is considered paleolithic at this point),
  • Create a jail,
  • Login to the jail and install FlexGet. You might be able to get away with the command pkg-add -r py-flexget (Check that the available packaged version is suitable for your purposes.)

In general, custom services should be added within jails. Modifying the core FreeNAS rootfs is frowned upon, as it complicates system upgrades.

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