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I have run into the well known problem when installing GCC:

configure:3605: error: in /usr/local/gcc-4.8.1/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libgcc':
configure:3608: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile

Although this is well discussed error. My situation is different. I have installed GMP 5.1.2,mpc 1.0.1, and mpfr 3.1.2. AND I have set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the directory where all the libs are located.

I can finish the configure part successfully, but still run into the problem mentioned above. I'm trying to install GCC 4.8.1.

Can anyone help me with this? Thanks a lot.

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are you trying to install gcc, or compile it? – Woodrow Douglass Sep 24 '13 at 16:51

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