I'm trying to compile the gcc version 2.95.3 on raspbian, I need it in order to compile the 2.6 kernel.

I'm following this tutorial, but when I get to the bootstrapping step, i get

make[1]: Entering directory '/home/pi/Desktop/gcc2/gcc-2-build/gcc'
cd ../../gcc-2.95.3/gcc; autoconf
/bin/sh: autoconf: not found
make[1]: *** [../../gcc-2.95.3/gcc/configure]
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/pi/Desktop/gcc2/gcc-2-build/gcc'
make: *** [bootstrap] Error 2

What can I do?

  • Why are you using GCC 2.95.3? This is a very old version of the compiler which is no longer supported. Is there some technical reason GCC 4.x will not work? – bwDraco May 31 '14 at 20:11
  • @DragonLord Yes there is. I get a lot of errors when I try to compile the kernel 2.6 with gcc 4, and many posts on SO say that you need gcc 2.95.3 in order to compile it. I'll try your answer ASAP – Harlandraka May 31 '14 at 23:05
/bin/sh: autoconf: not found

You're missing autoconf, which is necessary to compile GCC. To continue, try installing it using the package manager:

# apt-get install autoconf

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