Originally Posted by Dell_ate_my_dog
well they always complain about my C++ compiler verison, or version of thius, version of that, so I have to go update 10 packages and install like 10 more to get alot of multimedia apps to get going, they have complie errors, they keeb complaining about syntax that is fine I even looked it up in teh C++ book I have and its right and that complier is smokin somethin.
also its sloooooooooooooooooooow!!!
Yes, you have to have your system properly configured before you compile something.
It sounds like you might be using RedHat or another RPM based distribution?
Compiling on these systems can indeed be a challenge, I would recommend a better distribution if you need to compile software yourself.
I don't know what you mean about it being slow. GCC is fairly fast.
GCC also has very few bugs, if you think you found a syntax problem and "looked it up in a book" there's a 99.999999% chance that it's you who made the mistake, and not the programmers of GCC, who could have written the book.