M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> There will be a file named "config.log" in the source directory. It will
> tell you what went wrong. If it isn't obvious to you, post it here and
> we'll have a look at it. What flavor of Linux are you running, and if
> it's one of those "user friendly" ones like Fedora, have you installed
> all the "development tools?"

thanks for your reply.

i am using linux ubuntu 7.04.
how to install all "development tools"? (without root permission)
actually i am a student and working in a Linux Server ,i don't have 
"root" access

this is my "config.log" file contents in 
"/home/username/packages/ruby-1.8.6"
================================================================================
This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by configure, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.61.  Invocation command line was

  $ ./configure --prefix=/home/thani/ruby

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = sumi-desktop
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.20-15-generic
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:36:31 UTC 2007

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X     = unknown

/bin/arch              = i686
/usr/bin/arch -k       = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
/usr/bin/hostinfo      = unknown
/bin/machine           = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel       = unknown
/bin/universe          = unknown

PATH: /home/thani/packages/jruby/bin
PATH: /home/thani/packages/jdk1.6.0/bin
PATH: /usr/local/sbin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /sbin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/games


## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:1892: checking build system type
configure:1910: result: i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
configure:1932: checking host system type
configure:1947: result: i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
configure:1969: checking target system type
configure:1984: result: i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
configure:2245: checking for gcc
configure:2261: found /usr/bin/gcc
configure:2272: result: gcc
configure:2510: checking for C compiler version
configure:2517: gcc --version >&5
gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4)
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is 
NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
PURPOSE.

configure:2520: $? = 0
configure:2527: gcc -v >&5
Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v 
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++,treelang --prefix=/usr 
--enable-shared --with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib 
--without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls 
--program-suffix=-4.1 --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu 
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-mpfr --enable-checking=release 
i486-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4)
configure:2530: $? = 0
configure:2537: gcc -V >&5
gcc: '-V' option must have argument
configure:2540: $? = 1
configure:2563: checking for C compiler default output file name
configure:2590: gcc    conftest.c  >&5
/usr/bin/ld: crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:2593: $? = 1
configure:2631: result:
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h.  */
| #define PACKAGE_NAME ""
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME ""
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION ""
| #define PACKAGE_STRING ""
| #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT ""
| #define USE_BUILTIN_FRAME_ADDRESS 1
| /* end confdefs.h.  */
| 
| int
| main ()
| {
| 
|   ;
|   return 0;
| }
configure:2638: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

## ---------------- ##
## Cache variables. ##
## ---------------- ##

ac_cv_build=i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
ac_cv_env_CC_set=
ac_cv_env_CC_value=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CPP_value=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_LIBS_set=
ac_cv_env_LIBS_value=
ac_cv_env_YACC_set=
ac_cv_env_YACC_value=
ac_cv_env_YFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_YFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_value=
ac_cv_host=i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
ac_cv_prog_ac_ct_CC=gcc
ac_cv_target=i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1

## ----------------- ##
## Output variables. ##
## ----------------- ##

ALLOCA=''
AR=''
ARCHFILE=''
ARCH_FLAG=''
AS=''
ASFLAGS=''
CC='gcc'
CCDLFLAGS=''
CFLAGS=''
COMMON_HEADERS=''
COMMON_LIBS=''
COMMON_MACROS=''
CP=''
CPP=''
CPPFLAGS=''
CPPOUTFILE=''
DEFS=''
DLDFLAGS=''
DLDLIBS=''
DLEXT2=''
DLEXT=''
DLLWRAP=''
ECHO_C=''
ECHO_N='-n'
ECHO_T=''
EGREP=''
ENABLE_SHARED=''
EXEEXT=''
EXPORT_PREFIX=''
EXTOUT=''
EXTSTATIC=''
GNU_LD=''
GREP=''
INSTALL_DATA=''
INSTALL_PROGRAM=''
INSTALL_SCRIPT=''
LDFLAGS=''
LDSHARED=''
LIBEXT=''
LIBOBJS=''
LIBPATHENV=''
LIBPATHFLAG=''
LIBRUBY=''
LIBRUBYARG=''
LIBRUBYARG_SHARED=''
LIBRUBYARG_STATIC=''
LIBRUBY_A=''
LIBRUBY_ALIASES=''
LIBRUBY_DLDFLAGS=''
LIBRUBY_LDSHARED=''
LIBRUBY_SO=''
LIBS=''
LINK_SO=''
LN_S=''
LTLIBOBJS=''
MAINLIBS=''
MAJOR='1'
MAKEDIRS=''
MAKEFILES=''
MANTYPE=''
MINIOBJS=''
MINIRUBY=''
MINOR='8'
NM=''
NROFF=''
OBJDUMP=''
OBJEXT=''
OUTFLAG=''
PACKAGE_BUGREPORT=''
PACKAGE_NAME=''
PACKAGE_STRING=''
PACKAGE_TARNAME=''
PACKAGE_VERSION=''
PATH_SEPARATOR=':'
PREP=''
RANLIB=''
RDOCTARGET=''
RM=''
RPATHFLAG=''
RUBYW_INSTALL_NAME=''
RUBY_INSTALL_NAME=''
RUBY_SO_NAME=''
RUNRUBY=''
SET_MAKE=''
SHELL='/bin/bash'
SOLIBS=''
STATIC=''
STRIP=''
TEENY='6'
TRY_LINK=''
WINDRES=''
XCFLAGS=''
XLDFLAGS=''
YACC=''
YFLAGS=''
ac_ct_CC='gcc'
arch=''
bindir='${exec_prefix}/bin'
build='i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1'
build_alias=''
build_cpu='i686'
build_os='linux-gnulibc1'
build_vendor='pc'
configure_args=''
datadir='${datarootdir}'
datarootdir='${prefix}/share'
docdir='${datarootdir}/doc/${PACKAGE}'
dvidir='${docdir}'
exec_prefix='NONE'
host='i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1'
host_alias=''
host_cpu='i686'
host_os='linux-gnulibc1'
host_vendor='pc'
htmldir='${docdir}'
includedir='${prefix}/include'
infodir='${datarootdir}/info'
libdir='${exec_prefix}/lib'
libexecdir='${exec_prefix}/libexec'
localedir='${datarootdir}/locale'
localstatedir='${prefix}/var'
mandir='${datarootdir}/man'
oldincludedir='/usr/include'
pdfdir='${docdir}'
prefix='/home/thani/ruby'
program_transform_name='s&^&&'
psdir='${docdir}'
rubyw_install_name=''
sbindir='${exec_prefix}/sbin'
setup=''
sharedstatedir='${prefix}/com'
sitearch=''
sitedir=''
sysconfdir='${prefix}/etc'
target='i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1'
target_alias=''
target_cpu='i686'
target_os='linux-libc1'
target_vendor='pc'

## ----------- ##
## confdefs.h. ##
## ----------- ##

#define PACKAGE_NAME ""
#define PACKAGE_TARNAME ""
#define PACKAGE_VERSION ""
#define PACKAGE_STRING ""
#define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT ""
#define USE_BUILTIN_FRAME_ADDRESS 1

configure: exit 77
================================================================================
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